|Posted on November 21, 2018 at 2:20 AM|
This morning it’s just You and me God. It feels like I am beginning a spin cycle time. . . You know where many things whirl around saying 'catch me if you can' and all must be accomplished in a specified time. This has a tendency to distract my eyes from YOU. I choose to focus on You. You are the One Who created the universe and all it's beautiful gifts just for me. You put me in a beautiful family~ a wonderful husband who loves me~ 3 beautiful girls and 5 grandkids. Lord, my desire is to please You, yet sometimes I feel so inadequate, so lacking in strength and ability to do that. But “greater are You Who live in me than he who lives in the world”. I know You, Holy Spirit, help me to be who You created me to be.
Phillipians 2:13 For it is God Who is all the while effectually at work in you, energizing, [ and creating] in you the power and desire] both to will and to work for His good pleasure and satisfaction and delight.
My Lord, You are so good! You are wise. You created the physical world and the spiritual world. You created us with a physical part and a spirit part.
Psalm 139:13-16 (MSG) Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out; you formed me in my mother’s womb. I thank you, High God—you’re breathtaking! Body and soul, I am marvelously made! I worship in adoration—what a creation! You know me inside and out, you know every bone in my body; You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit, how I was sculpted from nothing into something. Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth; all the stages of my life were spread out before you, The days of my life all prepared before I’d even lived one day.
My Lord, You are an amazing God Whom we can know; You have made it possble for us to have a peronal relationship with You. You've given us a path, a roadway for building our connection. Indeed from You all blessings flow! Jesus will even give us His joy, and that is powerful! I know, because His joy was the buffer that carried me all the way through every step of my cancer journey with His joy filling me each day. How do you get His joy? Look at the condition and His promise:
THE CONDITION: if you continue to obey My instructions
John 15:10-12 (Amplified Bible) If you keep My commandments [if you continue to obey My instructions], you will abide in My love and live on in it, just as I have obeyed My Father's commandments and live on in His love.
THE PROMISE: I have told you these things, that My joy and delight may be in you, and that your joy and gladness may be of full measure and complete and overflowing.
If you desire His joy, claim His promise: I have told you these things, that My joy and delight may be in you, and that your joy and gladness may be of full measure and complete and overflowing.
Yes! I want His joy because another promise says: “The joy of the Lord is my strength”. Jesus I want Your supernatural joy! I qualify for it, because I do obey Your commands, so I do claim it!
Oh mighty God! You do indeed know us totally. We worship You my God! Lead us, guide our words and actions. We want our life to give honor to You, yes body, soul and spirit. One thing please Lord, our soul is where the devil can sneak in, so we're asking You for every door, and every window and every crack to be sealed against him. Father help us follow You and You alone. Give us wisdom on how to help others see truth!
Give us wisdom on seeing truth for ourselves. . . convict us of any false beliefs or thoughts Holy Spirit. We desire to follow You perfectly! That is our hearts desire. Did you put that ability in us Father? Can we do that? Not sure of that but we know You in us can do it.
Why did that comment bring a twinge of discomfort in me Father? Like little termite nibble of fear. Ho Ho no! Fear is of the enemy. In the name of Jesus I squash you little bug, wipe you off the bottom of my shoe and go on.
We serve the God of gods and He has never failed us, and He never will! We have nothing to fear. He holds us in the palm of His hand. He has hidden us, as His polished arrow, in His quiver until we are honed to perfection and the time is right for it to fly. (Isaiah 49:2 NIV) You my God are perfect and do all things right. You pare us down to just the right size. You design us to fly by Your plans. We are totally where we choose to be; in Your hands, your protection, and submitted to Your control. Hold us close every moment Lord! We love You!!
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My friends, what do you think? Are you with me on this? Or do you have questions?