Tag: surrender

devotion Oct 11, 2016

 

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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.

devotion Sept 7 2015

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You search for Me diligently and yet you won’t find Me until you are willing to surrender. Surrender is necessary. It is more important than being wise and educated. It is more important than knowledge and service. It is more important than building castles and kingdoms, even if you are building them for Me. I will not be found by those who intend to use Me for their purposes. I want you to bring yourself as a living sacrifice on the altar of surrender. Then you will know My Provision, My Presence and My Purpose.You are blessed as you trust Me. But to trust in Me, you must no longer trust in yourself. ~God

Jeremiah 17:5-6 Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes man his strength.

Genesis 22:8 Abraham answered, “God Himself will provide the lamb for the burnt offering, my son.”

Genesis 2:14 So Abraham called that place The Lord Will Provide. and to this day it is said, “On the mountain of the Lord it will be provided.”

2 Timothy 2:11 If we have died with Him , we will also live with Him.

devotion Sept 5 2016

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The letter kills but My Spirit gives life. There is a season of loss and grief that is necessary for you to realize My resurrection in you. As you count yourself dead to sin, you will come to life through My power in you. The Dove came down on Me as I came out of the water of baptism. As you come alive My Dove is released and will lead you as one risen with Me. My Spirit calls to you and says “Arise My darling, come away My beautiful one. The winter is past, the season of singing has come.” Don’t seek to be wise, seek to be surrendered to Me.  I am calling you to allow My Spirit the freedom in you to bring you into a deeper relationship with Me.~Jesus

2 Corinthians 3:6 For the letter kills, but the Spirit produces life.

2 Corinthians 3:3 It is clear that you are Christ’s letter, produced by us, not written with ink but with the Spirit of the living God- not on stone tablets but on tablets that are hearts of flesh.

Matthew 3:11 “I baptize you with water for repentance, but the One who is coming after me is more powerful than I. I am not worthy to remove His sandals. He Himself will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire”.

Song of Solomon 2:10 My love calls to me: Arise my darling. Come away, my beautiful one.

Devotion Sept 2 2015

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I am restoring the joy of salvation to you and giving you a willing Spirit to sustain you. Your willingness to surrender gives Me an open door into your being, where My Spirit comes to dwell and empower you to live. Cast aside doubts and unbelief. The devil works at deceiving. Reject the devil, because you are of faith. You are a believer of My promises. I am preparing a table before you in the presence of your enemies. As you surrender, and hear me knock, I will come in and dine with you and you with Me.

Psalm 23:5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.

Revelation 3:20 Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.

James 4:7 Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Psalm 62:1 I am at rest in God alone; my salvation comes from Him.