Posted by: heisourstrongtower | September 29, 2012

Jesus Calling – September 29th

Today’s post in the group of ladies here on facebook who are reading the daily devotions in Jesus Calling…I will continue to share what I get through my reading of the book, “Unglued”.

I am with you and all around you, encircling you in golden rays of Light. I always behold you Face to face. Not one of your thoughts escapes My notice. Because I am infinite, I am able to love you as if you and I were the only ones in the universe.

Walk with Me in intimate Love-steps, but do not lose sight of My Majesty. I desire to be your closest Friend, yet I am also your sovereign Lord. I created your brain with capacity to know Me as Friend and Lord simultaneously. The human mind is the pinnacle of My creation, but so few use it for its primary purpose—knowing Me. I communicate continually through My Spirit, My Word, and My creation. Only humans are capable of receiving Me and responding to My Presence. You are indeed fearfully and wonderfully made!

I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame. This poor man called, and the Lord heard him; he saved him out of all his troubles. The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and he delivers them.
—Psalm 34:4–7

We did not follow cleverly invented stories when we told you about the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty. For he received honor and glory from God the Father when the voice came to him from the Majestic Glory, saying, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.”
—2 Peter 1:16–17

“Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.”
—John 17:3

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
—Psalm 139:14 

Reflections:
I have not been posting my reflections to the Jesus Calling devotions this week because my reflection is about God’s work in me.  As you read these, you need to decide what message God has for you in the words.  My message from God could look different from your message from God…when I reflect on them here, you might think my message is your word from God…and then I am just adding confusion and possibly blocking God’s truth FOR you. I DO NOT HAVE ALL OR EVEN HALF OF THE ANSWERS…and I certainly do not have your answers.

My access to God and your access to God looks exactly alike.  He has not given me anything more than what He has given to you.  We all have the same opportunities to hear His voice.  So mine is going to remain quiet…I am going to continue to share with you the devotions, but will keep His message to me, from these words, to myself.

I am not doing this to be selfish…I am doing this out of obedience.  There are a multitude of women’s ministry groups here on-line and I know that there are lots of “messages” and “reflections” being shared every day. I read much of the same things that each one of you read…some of it gives me His truth and some of it just makes me sad and conflicted.

The message He is giving me today is I must FILTER and I must DECIDE through the spirit inside of me…what is in line with His word and what is not in line with His word. You must FILTER and you must DECIDE through the spirit inside of you…what is in line with His word and what is not in line with His word. Do not take anything that I share or anything that another ministry leader shares at face value…FILTER everything you read on facebook, every message you listen to and every Bible study book you read, through God and His word…first, foremost and always!!!!! It is the only way that you are going to know that you are not being led astray from the message that He has for you.

The Bible is His truth…read it, know it, memorize it, be convicted by it, write its words on your heart, soak them in and engrave them in your mind…they will never lead you astray. People will lead you astray…some of them will do it on purpose, most of them though will feel what they are sharing is truth, but they are letting the wrong things and people feed them. It is not about the number of people following me…it is about the number of people who are rightly following Christ.

Here is my prayer for myself and each one of you…

Dear Lord,
We are living in a world of many voices. Everyone has a message and they want to share it with the world. Not all messages are from You. Give me the wisdom and the discernment to know Your voice and Your truth, when I hear it. Help me to always speak Your truth and for those times when I am not sure…to keep my mouth shut. I do not want to lead anyone astray. I want to always point people to You and to Your truth. I do not want to blindly follow anyone that is not speaking Truth in Your name. Make me uncomfortable with words that do not come from You…do not allow those words to settle in my soul…may I always filter everything through you. Thank you for loving me and caring about my eternal soul. In the name of Your Son who sacrificed all for me, Amen.

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Responses

  1. Thank you for sharing this!

  2. My husband and I try to read Jesus Calling every day. I decided to try and find it on my phone today and came across your ladies group on FB. Very cool. I like what you wrote and totally agree with you. We need to listen each day to the Lord individually what He wants to say to us. But share with each other as He leads. Thanks Sister❤️


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