LEARN TO LISTEN TO ME even while you are listening to other people. As they open their souls to your scrutiny, you are on holy ground. You need the help of My Spirit to respond appropriately. Ask Him to think through you, live through you, love through you. My own Being is alive within you in the Person of the Holy Spirit. If you respond to others’ needs through your unaided thought processes, you offer them dry crumbs. When the Spirit empowers your listening and speaking, My streams of living water flow through you to other people. Be a channel of My Love, Joy, and Peace by listening to Me as you listen to others.
[EXODUS 3:5; 1 CORINTHIANS 6:19; JOHN 7:38–39]
DO NOT USURP MY ROLE in people’s lives, no matter how much you long to help them. Learn from Me: Because I have all authority in heaven and on earth, I could rescue or control anyone at will, yet I wanted them to be free to love Me—or not. Restrain your urges to solve people’s problems; instead, use your time and energy to listen to them and pray for them.
Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.”
Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.
(Also read: EPHESIANS 3:20–21)
Before You Turn Out the Light:
Entrust your loved ones to Me. They are much safer in My hands than anywhere else.
~ Sarah Young ~
I am worn out calling for help; my throat is parched. My eyes fail, looking for my God.
Do you ever feel tired? I mean tired of just trying so hard and yet just moving inches. Maybe you're trying to mend a relationship, advance your career, or just trying to gather yourself emotionally. Despite these valleys in your life, don't give up on hope. This hope is the purposefulness of your tribulations that God has planned to produce the most beautiful story about you. Be patient, strong and trust in Him. Do not give up.
Do as you promised. [2 Sam 7:25]
Confirm to your servant your promise, which you made to the one who honors you…. Then I will have a reply for the one who insults me, for I trust in your word…. Remember your word to your servant, for you have given me hope…. Your statutes have been my songs in the house where I live…. The law you have revealed is more important to me than thousands of pieces of gold and silver…. O Lord, your instructions endure; they stand secure in heaven. You demonstrate your faithfulness to all generations.
In the same way God wanted to demonstrate more clearly to the heirs of the promise that his purpose was unchangeable, and so he intervened with an oath, so that we who have found refuge in him may find strong encouragement to hold fast to the hope set before us through two unchangeable things, since it is impossible for God to lie. We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, sure and steadfast, which reaches inside behind the curtain, where Jesus our forerunner entered on our behalf.
Precious and most magnificent promises.
Ps 119:38, Ps 119:42, Ps 119:49, Ps 119:54, Ps 119:72, Ps 119:89-90, Heb 6:17-20, 2 Pet 1:4
~ Samuel Bagster ~
“Direct my steps by Your word, and let no iniquity have dominion over me.”
The world has an agenda for me today, and so do You. Charmed by what I see, I could easily fall prey to their mindsets and ideals. To do that could cause me setbacks and frustrations. Direct my steps today Lord, that I may only follow You.