Posted by: heisourstrongtower | May 9, 2013

Jesus Calling May 10th

DO NOT RESIST OR RUN from the difficulties in your life. These problems are not random mistakes; they are hand-tailored blessings designed for your benefit and growth. Embrace all circumstances that I allow in your life, trusting Me to bring good out of them. View problems as opportunities to rely more fully on Me. 

When you start to feel stressed, let those feelings alert you to your need for Me. Thus, your needs become doorways to deep dependence on Me and increasing intimacy between us. Although self-sufficiency is acclaimed in the world, reliance on Me produces abundant living in My kingdom. Thank Me for the difficulties in your life, since they provide protection from the idolatry of self-reliance.

 

John 15:5 ““I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” 

2 Corinthians 1:8-9 “We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers and sisters,[a] about the troubles we experienced in the province of Asia. We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired of life itself. Indeed, we felt we had received the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead.” 

Ephesians 5:20 “…always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

My Thoughts…

I am so grateful for the words in this devotion and in another devotion I read today by Anne Graham Lotz…

“If all you ever attempt is what you know you can do yourself, if all your needs seem to be met through someone or something other than God, if you never have any difficulties that are greater than you can bear – how will you know the awesome greatness and personal availability of His infinite power?”

Thank You Jesus, for all the difficulties that You bring into our life.  I want to know your infinite power intimately.  Thank You for the truths that we heard today and even though some may be feeling slightly broken right now, we know that something beautiful will come from all that You bring into our lives. This life we live is Your life, it is not ours.  

May this be our prayer today…”Empty me of  me and fill my life up with all of You! I want to live in total dependence on You and look to You for all I need. I will not resist, but I will run…straight to Your arms. In Jesus Name, Amen

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