Live Loved

Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out!

[Romans 11:33]

Loved with a Wise Love

God’s omniscience governs his omnipotence. Infinite knowledge rules infinite strength. “He is wise in heart, and mighty in strength” (Job 9:4 kjv). “With him is wisdom and strength” (12:13 kjv). “He is mighty in strength and wisdom” (36:5 kjv).

His power is not capricious or careless. Quite the contrary. His wisdom manages and equals his strength. Paul announced, “Oh, the depths of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out!” (Romans 11:33 niv).

His knowledge about you is as complete as his knowledge about the universe. “Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O Lord, you know it altogether… Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there were none of them” (Psalm 139:4, 16 esv).

The veils that block your vision and mine do not block God’s. Unspoken words are as if uttered. Unrevealed thoughts are as if proclaimed. Unoccurred moments are as if they were history. He knows the future, the past, the hidden, and the untold. Nothing is concealed from God. He is all-powerful, all-knowing, and all-present.

[It’s Not About Me]

Heavenly Father,

Your mighty wisdom is mind-boggling. Your knowledge is complete. Nothing stumps you or perplexes you. Your wisdom is ruled by your infinite strength. You know everything about the past and the future. Nothing is hidden from you. Your mighty strength and wisdom are a firm foundation for all who believe in you. We can rely on you, as our faithful Father, to guide us, to teach us, to help us,

Amen.

You have hedged me behind and before, and laid Your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain it.

[Psalm 139:5-6]

The Lord will perfect that which concerns me.

[Psalm 138:8]

The Lord has been mindful of us; He will bless us.

[Psalm 115:12]

~ Max Lucado ~

Jesus Today

I Am The Lord Of Peace. I Give You Peace

I AM THE LORD OF PEACE. I GIVE YOU PEACE at all times and in every way. There is a deep, gaping hole within you that can be filled only by My peaceful Presence. People who don't know Me try to fill that emptiness in many different ways, or they simply pretend it isn't there. Even My children often fail to recognize the full extent of their need: at all timesand in every situation. But recognizing your neediness is only half the battle. The other half is to believe I can—and will—supply all you need.

Shortly before My death, I promised Peace to My disciples—and to all who would become My followers. I made it clear that this is a gift: something I provide freely and lovingly. So your responsibility is to receive this glorious gift, acknowledging to Me not only your need but also your desire. Then wait expectantly in My Presence, ready to receive My Peace in full measure. If you like, you can express your openness by saying, “Jesus, I receive Your Peace.”

Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.

[2 Thessalonians 3:16]

My God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

[Philippians 4:19]

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

[John 14:27]

~ Sarah Young ~

🙏 Morning Prayer 🙏

Father God,

Today, there is a good chance I may become anxious when plans fail or life is off. The open door shuts, or a much needed “Yes”, becomes a disappointing “No”. Help me to understand that waiting is to my benefit even when I see the clock and time appears to be running out.

Amen

“For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, which spreads out its roots by the river, and will not fear when heat comes; but its leaf will be green, and will not be anxious in the year of drought, nor will cease from yielding fruit.”

[Jeremiah 17:8]

Jesus Calling

LEAVE OUTCOMES UP TO ME. Follow Me wherever I lead, without worrying about how it will all turn out. Think of your life as an adventure, with Me as your Guide and Companion. Live in the now, concentrating on staying in step with Me. When our path leads to a cliff, be willing to climb it with My help. When we come to a resting place, take time to be refreshed in My Presence. Enjoy the rhythm of life lived close to Me.

You already know the ultimate destination of your journey: your entrance into heaven. So keep your focus on the path just before you, leaving outcomes up to Me.

“When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice.”
[John 10:4]

I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.
[Psalm 27:13–14]

In your unfailing love you will lead the people you have redeemed. In your strength you will guide them to your holy dwelling.
[Exodus 15:1]

~ Sarah Young ~