Thursday, May 25, 2017

God's Eternal, Loving Arms

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Most Human Beings have an indomitable soul that never gives up. We pull our self up by our boot strap and press on, ever striving to reach our desired results. We have bucket lists and birthday wish lists and to-do lists that we consult religiously.

Yet in Christ, our true success comes only by totally surrendering our efforts and trusting in Him. The more we trust Him with our whole heart, refusing the interference of our human reasoning and follow God's directions, the more success we experience - often effortlessly on our part.

The Christian walk is 90% spiritual warfare; therefore, we are defeated at every turn when we attempt to follow human advice. When we seek God in His Word and with prayer, He sends His angel army to defeat Satan's demonic forces in order to answer our prayers (Daniel 10).

When we live without expectations, but walk in the Spirit each moment of the day, life is an adventure that surprises us with its simplicity as God uses us to impact the world around us.

As we rest in God's eternal, loving arms, He carries us through trials and successfully navigates the mine fields in every battle. Resting in the Lord removes stress and anxiety from our soul and allows us to walk in His peace and joy.
Our attitude mirrors that which Jesus portrayed on His way to the Cross. We pray the prayer that never fails, "Lord not my will, but Yours be done" (Mark 14:36). This prayers releases our spirit to hear from God and liberates our soul from a bombardment of negative emotions.

Trusting the Lord keeps us on an even keel and helps us to center our focus on His Kingdom rather than on the carnal world around us (Galatians 2:20). We refuse to entertain doubt and confusion. Instead, we live in faith and submission to God.

Father God, we cannot improve our life by worrying about what we do not have and fearing the future which we cannot see (Matthew 6:31-32). You are our Father and You know what is best for each one of us. You love us all individually and withhold answers to our prayers, which may ultimately harm us in the future. Yet, You continually give us all good things to enjoy.

You know our future and You equip us with what we need to face the challenges and to overcome the struggles (Matthew 6:33). You cause even our enemies to live in peace with us (Proverbs 16:7). Your grace is always sufficient for us in every loss and gives us Your joy as our strength to overcome every trial. We give you all of the praise and glory that is due to Your name.

Thought for the Day:
As we trust in the Lord during every hardship that threatens to choke the life from us, He sustains us and gives us His peace to guard our heart and mind.

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