Tag: God

Devotion August 20, 2015

9-21 (1 of 2)

I see you, your knees bent and your hands scraping the dirt to find material to build. You are still making bricks like you did in Egypt. Fear is your task master. You fear that you will fail. You fear that you are not enough. You fear that you will always be unwanted. Some build walls of service so they will feel that they are valuable to Me. Some build walls of isolation in hopes of hiding. Your fears motivate you to build. These fears are not unfounded, they are very real. But, I want you to bring them to Me for fear shall no longer be your master. My perfect love drives out fear. I will teach you how to deal with the hurts and show you how to live without walls.  I called you away from Egypt, away from the fear of failure, away from rejection.  You will not be forsaken by Me, for everything that I required of you was met in the sacrifice of My son.  Don’t reject My Sacrifice for you. In all your building and effort you grieve Me because I see you trying to prove yourself. Your effort is not of faith. It is not trusting that My Son is enough. I have provided strength for you. You will walk in this strength when you choose to forsake your own ways and believe Me. ~God

Isaiah 53:5 But He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on Him, and by His wounds we are healed.

Acts 4:11-12 Jesus is ‘the stone you builders rejected, which has become the cornerstone.’ Salvation is found in no one else.

James 4:7,10 Therefore, submit to God. But resist the Devil, and he will flee from you. Humble yourselves before the Lord and He will exalt you.

Romans 6:14 For sin (fear) shall no longer be your master, because you are not under law, but under grace.

Hebrews 4:9-11 There remains then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God; for anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from their works. Let us, therefore,

make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one will perish by following their example of unbelief.

Love you,

Corrine

Devotion August 19, 2015

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I am not the same as your earthly fathers. So often people view Me through earthly father tinted glasses. They view My church through broken family tinted glasses, and My Spirit through, angry, controlling mother tinted glasses. I know you have experienced these situations in your life, but I have called you to look beyond them to the truth of who I am. When you were a child, that was the only view you had, but now that you have grown, I want you to look at a bigger picture.  I want to reveal Myself to you in the broken places where you have been so disappointed and hurt by others.   As you reconcile your experiences to the truth, I will give you a ministry. The ministry of reconciliation. You will become a witness of My redemption.  Your life will become a globe of faceted glass. Each facet is an experience that I have redeemed in you, through which My glory is revealed.  I want to give you singleness of heart and vision.  I am bringing you to have an undivided heart that knows Me. ~God

1 Cor 13:11 (Phillips) When I was a little child I talked and felt and thought like a little child. Now that I am grown, my childish speech and feeling and thought have no further significance for me.

2 Cor 5:18 All this is from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation.

Colossians 1:19 For God was pleased to have all His fullness dwell in Christ, and through Him reconcile to Himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through His blood, shed on the cross.

Jeremiah 32:39 (NIV) I will give them singleness of heart and action, so that they will always fear Me and that all will then go well for them and for their children after them.

Definition of Reconcile (Collins English Dictionary) to make (two apparently conflicting things) compatible or consistent with each other.

Love you,

Corrine