Posted by: heisourstrongtower | July 9, 2012

Jesus Calling – July 10th

“RELAX IN MY PEACEFUL PRESENCE.  Do not bring performance pressures into our sacred space of communion.  When you are with someone your trust completely, you feel free to be yourself.  This is one of the joys of true friendship.  Though I am Lord of lords and King of kings, I also desire to be your intimate friend.  When you are tense or pretentious in our relationship, I feel hurt.  I know the worst about you, but I also see the best in you.  I long for you to trust Me enough to be fully yourself with Me.  When you are real with Me, I am able to bring out the best in you: the very gifts I have planted in your soul.  Relax, and enjoy our friendship.”

Revelation 17:14 – “These will make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, for He is Lord of lords and King of kings; and those who are with Him are called, chosen, and faithful.” 

John 15:13-15 – “Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.  You are My friends if you do whatever I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you.”

Jesus Calling for Kids – July 10th

Be Real with Me

“I am Lord of lords and King of kings.  I am the All-Powerful, Almighty God, Creator of all the universe – and I want to be your Friend.  

When you come to Me, don’t put on a show.  Don’t try to use fancy words or rehearse your prayers.  When you pretend to be someone you are not, you hurt Me.  I love you just as you are.  I know the worst about you, but I also see the very best in you. 

When you are with someone you trust completely, you feel free to be yourself.  That is one of the greatest things about true friendship.  And that is the kind of friendship I want to have with you.  Trust Me enough to be real with Me.”

I don’t agree with all of this devotion.  I am going to be real with you here; I don’t think God gets upset with us for writing out a prayer to share.  I have suggested this to more than one person, if you want to pray and are nervous about it; write out what you want to share.  If it comes from your heart and you say the prayer in all sincerity, He will hear your words and He will act on them, according to His will and in His perfect timing.

As for the rest of what Sarah shares with us, I agree.  We never want to put on a show for God; we want to be real with Him at all times.  We need to sit back and let Him perform for us…there is nothing we can do that will ever top what He can do for us.

He is a true friend; there is none truer in this world for you or for me. We could all use a true friend in our life.  Someone that we can trust with all of our secrets, He has seen us at our worst and He has seen us at our best…there is nothing that we could say that would shock Him or that would make Him stop loving us.  Trust me on this one friend…You can TRUST Him with your life!!!

What a friend I’ve found

Closer than a brother

I have felt your touch

More intimate than lovers 

Jesus, Jesus

Jesus, friend forever

What a hope I’ve found

More faithful than a mother

It would break my heart

To ever lose each other

 

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