Listen To Me Continually - 04/08/10
I don't know about you but I can always use a little more of the Presence of God in my life. Sometimes I get going sooo fast that I honestly forget to talk to Jesus or to "bring Him into the situations of life" with me. Ya know what I mean? Simple but true right! :)
I was at a girlfriends house last night and she handed me this new devotional that she got by Sarah Young titled JESUS CALLING. Holly said, "honestly there isn't a day that goes by when it doesn't speak to my life on some level". I thought, OK cool. I'm gonna open up this book and put my hand on a page and see if it works for me because God knows everything right!! (Why is it so easy for us to assume He's forgotten us)
"I have much to communicate to you, so many people and situations in need of prayer. I am training your to set your mind on Me more and more, tuning out distractions through the help of My Spirit. Walk with Me in holy trust, responding to My initiatives rather than trying to make things fit your plans. I died to set you free, and that includes freedom from compulsive planning. When your mind spins with a multitude of thoughts, you cannot hear My voice. A mind preoccupied with planning pays homage to the idol of control. Turn from this idolatry back to Me. Listen to Me and live abundantly!" John 8:36; Proverbs 19:21; John 10:27
OMGishGosh! If I weren't in that room with three others girls, I would have cried my eyes out. This was exactly what I needed to read last night. And I KNOW it's NOT just a word for me. Can I get an AMEN! :)
So I wanted to simply share it with you too and allow the Lord to speak to your life through it as He did mine. Keep praising God. Keep trusting God for your next breathe. Satan hates praise. It reminds him that God is still supreme in spite of all his evil efforts. It rubs in the fact of his inferiority and limitations. And remember, as children of God we are NOT limited. But the devil is! (laughing) I LOVE that. We have soo much more power than the enemy because we are not limited in our victories.
So, go get yours today! :) Go get your victory and set your mind on Christ as you begin to listen more closely to His voice and what He's trying to say and do in your circumstances today. Stop trying to make a plan. Release it and let God work it all out on your behalf. Trusting is hard, but it sure is freeing!
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