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Devotion Oct 30, 2016

7-29 (1 of 2)

I have chosen you to know and believe that I am God; to witness that I am able; to taste and see that I am good. As you are made aware of My love for you, the things you have sought after will have little value to you. Lean into Me instead of your insecurities and fears. Your insecurities and fears cause you to strive. In your striving you experience envy, jealousy and selfish ambition. These things breed pretentiousness and hurt those around you. I want you to trust Me instead. I have plans for you. You were chosen especially for good works. Good works that have already been prepared for you to do. You are secure in Me. The doors I open no-one can close the doors I close no-one can open. I have told you these things that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation, but take heart I have overcome the world. ~Jesus.

Philippians 2:3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves.

Philippians 3:8 What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ and be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes through the law, but that which is through faith in Christ- the righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith.

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devotion May 19, 2016

psalm 125seahorse

I have been upon the chambers of your being. I have watched you consider and make conclusions. I have watched you as you have come to understand the many changes you have made, provide no escape. I have watched you use your abilities, and even though you are strong and able, you have come to know ability will never deliver you. I have prepared this place for faith. This place where you see no option, no way through and no way out. It is as if you are facing the sea with a pursuing army behind you. I have prepared this place for My Glory. Be still, lift your eyes to Me, and know that I Am God.  Stand and see the deliverance I will bring you. Be encouraged in this place, for you are about to behold My power.~ God

The children of God walked through the sea on dry ground.

Hebrews 11:29 By faith the Israelites crossed the Red Sea as though they were on dry land.

Psalm 33:16 A king is not saved by a large army; a warrior will not be delivered by great strength. The horse is a false hope for safety; it provides no escape by its great power. 

Father, I stand and wait.  I stand in Your secret place. And I know You are here. I know that you have seen my doubts and fears, my many struggles through the years.   But I stand here. Nothing in my hands. I have no plans.  I feel Your Power here. I don’t know how but I feel Your strength. And I can stand. O I can stand and believe. I know that You ARE. I know that YOU ARE.  And You ARE ABLE. I know that I cannot be shaken because You surround me both now and forever.

 

 

devotion May 10, 2016

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I see your striving and worry and strategic planning to fix what you don’t even understand. My peace is better than your understanding. My peace works faster than your planning and striving. I have watched confusion come and grip your mind and I have heard your prayer for peace. I say to you: I love you just the way you are. Your justification is not your responsibility. I am at work in you. I work at My Own pace. I don’t need to hurry. I want you to set aside worry and fears and take in a deep breath of trust in Me. I know you are not perfect and have cracks that still need mending. They do not frighten or turn me away from you. Your weaknesses draw Me closer to you. I delight to show Myself strong for you. My grace is enough for you. Take My grace and know that I AM peace that passes all understanding.

Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God which passes all understanding, will keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Romans 14:17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.