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Thursday, November 3, 2011

A Prayer

"And in the 39th year of his reign, Asa became diseased in his feet, and his malady was very severe; yet in his disease he did not seek the Lord, but the physicians." (II Chronicles 16:12)

"Thus says the Lord: Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength, whose heart departs from the Lord." (Jeremiah 17:5)

"Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, and whose hope is the Lord. 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 her leaf will be green, and will not be anxious in the year of drought, nor will cease from yielding fruit."        (Jeremiah 17:7-8)

"Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him." (I John 2:15)

"If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you." (John 15:7)

You live in the world, but don't let the world become your life. Don't let all that surrounds you, all that is, in the world be a priority over the Lord Jesus you have aspired to follow. What appears to be is not always what is. Assumptions are not always the best. Only God knows for definite. He knows our comings and goings, our beginnings and endings. He knows all and everything there is to know about every single person and thing. We do not. God enables us to do, to be, to overcome, to endure. With Him as our lead, we can do all things. We can climb the steepest hill and not be overcome with drudgery and despair. We cannot settle for less. We place our hope on Him who is our hope and we live our lives trusting in His promise. We may have plenty or we may have little. All we have is enough if in the Lord we seek his sustenance. Even in the midst of little we can yield His fruit.

You live in the world, but don't let the world become your life. God -- your relationship with Him is your life. Surround yourself with Him, His word, meditate and pray for Him to show you the way. Do not succumb to the way of another. The Lord is all you need. He will show you where to go, how to proceed, who He has enabled to provide you with the answers you seek. Abide with Him and He will enable you to pass through the fire and flames of this life without injury, without anxiety, with peace.


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"Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do, and He will direct your paths." - Proverbs 3:5-6