7/365 days of blogging
The bold type is taken from a daily devotional called “Jesus Calling…Enjoying Peace In His Presence” by Sarah Young. I love this devotional that my friend Beth got me. It is written from Jesus’ point of view as if He were directly talking to me.
I AM ABLE to do far beyond all that you ask or imagine. Come to Me with positive expectations, knowing that there is no limit to what I can accomplish. Ask My Spirit to control your mind, so that you can think great thoughts of Me. Do not be discouraged by the fact that many of your prayers are yet unanswered. Time is a trainer, teaching you to wait upon Me, to trust Me in the dark. The more extreme your circumstances, the more likely you are to see My Power and Glory at work in the situation. Instead of letting difficulties draw you into worrying, try to view them as setting the scene for My glorious intervention. Keep your eyes and your mind wide open to all that I am doing in your life.
Romans 8:6 says this…”For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.”
Paul divides people into two categories. Those who let themselves be controlled by their sinful nature, and those who follow after the Holy Spirit. All of us, would be in the first category if Jesus hadn’t offered us a way out. Once we have accepted Jesus into our hearts, we should want to continue to follow Him, because His way brings eternal life and peace. Daily we much consciously choose to center our lives on God.
Even the youths shall faint and be weary,
And the young men shall utterly fall,
But those who wait on the LORD
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint. (Isaiah 40:30-31)
Even the strongest people get tired at times, but God’s power and strength never diminish. He is never too tired or too busy to help and listen to us. His strength should be our source of strength. When you feel all of life crushing you and cannot go another step, remember that you can call upon God to renew your strength.
In every situation that comes up in your life, good, bad, or indifferent, ask yourself what you can learn from that particular situation. Ask yourself questions like “What woudl Jesus want me to do?”, “How can this glorify God”, or “What can I learn from this experience.” When the Holy Spirit points out what is right…do it with all you have.
What choice will you make today to serve God? What circumstances in your life have you abandoned God for? He will not ever leave nor forsake us. He will always be there to see us through any situation we are presented with. All we have to do is trust in Him. Will you trust in Him today?