Tag: daily prayers

devotion Oct 13, 2015

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You question My goodness amid your struggles and you rage against the fact that I ask you to praise Me. You look at your life and see shambles and broken down walls and scream ‘if God is so good, why?’ But, the good life, of earth, is a lie. You struggle to build something that is not important to Me. For I am in the broken!  I am in your touch to another broken one. I am in your comfort to one crying out.  You don’t have to do anything, just by being near, and being filled with My Spirit, I can minister through you.  I want you to long for more than the “good life”. And to learn to trust Me with a life that you can’t control.  I call you to live beyond broken, with your eyes and heart set toward a new life with Me. For unless I build your house, you labor in vain. I have greater things planned for you. I am enlarging your vision to see beyond this life and your struggles here, to view the mansion I am preparing for you in Heaven. Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of God. ~ Jesus

John 12:29 Anyone who loves their life will lose it, while anyone who hates their life in this world will keep it for eternal life.

Mark 10:29 “Truly I tell you,” Jesus replied, “no one who has left home or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields for me and the gospel will fail to receive a hundred times as much in this present age: homes, brothers, sisters, mothers, children and fields- along with persecutions- and in the age to come eternal life. But many who are first will be last, and the last first.

Ephesians 1:11,12 In Christ I have obtained and inheritance, having been predestined according to the plan of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will, that we who have trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His glory.

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devotion Oct 12, 2015

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I know that you have a deep hurt inside that you doubt I can heal. You doubt Me, so you hold your hurt and manage it. You have managed it for years.  In your managing, you try to convince yourself that you want less than you really do, so that you won’t be disappointed anymore. As you settle for less, you reach for harmful things to fill the longing you have. Here you are today, weary and fearful, because the hurt you thought you had managed to kill has reappeared, again. I am here. Bring your hurt to Me. I want you to seek Me with all your heart, so bring Me your unbelief as well. I am able to satisfy your soul!  As you forsake your methods and your efforts to get Me to give you what you want, and instead, just trust Me, I will reveal Myself to you and you will see your satisfaction. ~Jesus

Father, I ask you to forgive me. I’ve come so many times asking You to give me things that never satisfy. I ask You to forgive me for grasping in unbelief instead of turning and bowing at Your feet. Help me to believe. Help me to receive. Help me to see You. I open my heart wide today. I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!

Psalm 81:10 I am the Lord your God, who brought you up out of Egypt. Open wide your mouth and I will fill it.

Psalm 81:16 But you will be fed with the finest of wheat; with honey from the rock I will satisfy you.

Mark 9:24 I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief.

Psalm 34:8 Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in Him.