There is a Son of man ...who is also the Son of God, who will not fail those that trust in him. Matthew Henry's Bible CommentaryRely on God rather than on man, however rich, wealthy, or high in society that he may be. There is a work of protection and salvation which no man, however eminent and elevated he may be, can perform for you; a work which God alone, who is the Maker of all things, and who never dies, can accomplish. adapted from Barnes' Notes on the Bible
I want to ask you to say this prayer out loud, if possible.
“I belong to God. I am a holy vessel, because I have the Holy Spirit of the Living God. The Lord of Heaven and earth has said over me; “I declare you holy!”. I commit to start believing what He says. I AM HOLY! Remind me daily, Spirit of the Living God, to treat myself as holy, open my eyes to every scheme of The Enemy to treat me as if I'm not. You God, are Holy. Your word is truth. This day Father, I chose to believe you! I ask this in the mighty name of your son Jesus Christ, who died on a cross for me so that I could be a coheir to the kingdom of God. Amen”
Sunday, June 18, 2017
- Everywhere I went, I would change the toilet paper roll to come off of the top.
- I had an opinion about everything I saw around me AND voiced my opinion about it.
- Church people were hypocrites and I wanted nothing to do with them.
- Other women were my enemies. I didn't like them.
- My boyfriend, or partner needed to discuss everything with me, or I was MAD that I was left out of the decision making.
- I believed in Jesus, but I only wanted to pray when I was in trouble. Then I wanted to bargain with God rather than submit to God.
But who are you, O man, to answer back to God? Will what is molded say to its molder, “Why have you made me like this?
Saturday, June 17, 2017
|For by grace are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves:|
it is the gift of God:
Growing up with my dad had its good moments, bad moments, and awful, gut wrenching moments.
Thursday, June 15, 2017
On that day, I had come to believe and accepted three things about my life:
- Step 1 The Personal Version
- Step 2 The Personal Version
- Step 3 The Personal Version
In short, I had hit my rock bottom and knew that I needed help to learn how to live differently.
I wait for the LORD, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope.
2 Corinthians 4:18
While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.
And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.
I can't, He can, and I think I'll let Him one day at a time!
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
For several weeks, I have been trying to figure out how to use the Holy Spirit inside of me and let it overflow from me onto others through prayer and conversation.
Don't laugh, sometimes I can't see the forest for the trees.
Last night I spoke with Bill about my mental wrestling match with this issue because I want to be an effective witness for Jesus.
Bill and I discussed several Bible verses, but I still felt like I was missing something. Finally, I turned to Jesus in prayer and quit trying to wrestle some understanding from everything I had read, listened to, and talked about.
My prayer was pretty basic; I asked for understanding of the issue I was struggling with.
Today, my Aunt Nancy posted her daily reading from Jesus Calling.
As I read through the passage, tears began to form in my eyes as I became aware that I was being spiritually convicted.For me, spiritual conviction feels like the words seemed to rise from the page and sink into the core of my being. I started crying tears of joy as I thanked Jesus for listening to my prayer request the preceding evening and providing an answer through my aunt's post.
Next, I tearfully told Bill that my tears were joyful ones because I had been given a direct answer to my prayer. Bill listened as I read the words of the post to him. He agreed that I had been given a definite answer to my prayer.
The Holy Spirit doesn't need any help from me.
All I have to do is to be still and let Jesus work through me while not taking credit for it in ANY way. My part is to continue to live close to Jesus and be open and willing to the change going on inside me. I am NOT to control the streaming of the Holy Spirit. I AM supposed to keep my focus on Jesus. Pretty simple isn't it?
I snipped the post and it is now on my computer background. My plan is to read and reread the post as I live close to Jesus and stay focused on him as I walk through today.