The more “spiritual” that I think I become, the more I realize that the less spiritual I really am.
Allowing God to teach us to grow helps us realize how vulnerable that we really are. It is in realizing this that we must simply give everything over to God and quit struggling to do things on our own. God requests nothing special of any one of us. He requests nothing we are to do by ourselves, and nothing that we are to do without Him. He with His blood atonement is both the work and feeling.
It does not matter what the situation is; if your marriage is a disaster; if you are broke and jobless, or if you feel as if you are standing on the edge of a cliff – feeling like you want to jump. There is no situation that you can encounter that He is not in complete control of. If you are feeling desperate and full of despair, penniless or even homeless, give them over to the Lord. Let God take your feelings of being lost and forsaken, with no hope at all, and He will stand in the gap for you. He will bear your burden, carry your sorrow and you will realize that He is always working for your benefit, giving you the strength to rise above it all.
No matter the situation, you are not alone. Philippians 2:13 – God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.
What a powerful revelation we read here in Philippians. We must submit ourselves and allow God to be our strength, and He will work miracles in our life. He will give us the courage and desire to do that which is pleasing in His sight. God has committed himself to affecting our “obedience” for His own good pleasure, and by being covered by the blood, we are what pleases Him.
If we try to be the masters of our own destiny, and set aside the Master plans for our life, we are destined for certain failure. It is ingrained in us by our own human nature to take control of our own lives. This is more innate in us than we realize. We must give our will to Him, which in turn allows Him to carry out His will in our lives. This in turn releases Him to accomplish the things in our lives that will lead to our success as we are able to do that which pleases our Lord.
Ever patient and always faithful, God delights when we turn to Him and submit our will to His. By doing this we receive his grace and mercy and reconnect with his loving plan for our lives by placing our reliance in Him. Our heavenly Father gathers all of our thoughts, formed and unformed and aligns them into the proper conduits to achieve the blueprint that He has designed for our lives.
As He unfolds all our will, thoughts, mind and emotions in the right direction, our lives will open like a Morning Glory as it opens it petals to take in the morning dew. Our lives will become a beautiful flower as He opens the petals of His design in us so that His divine purpose may be performed. Knowing this we should all be encouraged, and not be afraid, for what a wonderful reassurance it is to have the arms of the Almighty God wrapped around us, supporting us, ensuring our success!
God is the Author – We are the manuscripts of His pleasure.
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I am so glad that I do not walk alone in this world. There are sometimes I get afraid of what the Lord have given me to do. Then I hear in my spirit why not you daughter I will not leave or forsake you. I tell the Father I can not but you can. When I surrender things to Him I know He can do all the things He have promise but sometimes this world is a scary place to be but knowing that the Lord goes before me makes it livable. Thank you Brother for this wonderful post.
Thank you Sandra for stopping by to visit. Surrender brings success. Blessings in Christ – Darrell
How do we recognize, if we, are indeed, surrendering everything to the Father? This confuses me at times. I love my Lord, and, daily, strive to, “die to self” to allow more of Jesus, in my spirit.
I was raised in a “religious” atmosphere, and, only in recent years, learned of God’s grace. At times, I still find myself going back to living under legalism, instead of accepting the totality of the generous gift of grace.
I so want to please God and be what he desires, to glorify him in all that I do. How can I be sure, that, what I do, is what he desires of me? How will I know if I am going against his will, his purpose, for my life?
Thank you for encouraging words, Be blessed !
Paul tells us to crucify ourselves daily. Learning to accept His grace is the beginning of submission. Legalism will always make us feel that we are not good enough, but we are. We are so important to Him that He gave His life to save us. If you are dying to yourself you will always find yourself in His will – He will be there to guide you. Blessings in Christ – Darrell
What a blessing your posts are, Darrell! The picture is awesome and I really like the message of your devotion. Thank you again. Blessings ~Zoey
Thank you Zoey – It is a blessing to me every time you visit and share 🙂 May God’s love surround you and bless you – In Christ, Darrell
You are welcome Hasmukh – 🙂 Blessings Darrell
“As He unfolds all our will, thoughts, mind and emotions in the right direction, our lives will open like a Morning Glory as it opens it petals to take in the morning dew” -Just Beautiful! as I see it in my mind’s eyes and have experienced It..
There are enough discouraging things in this world.
Darrell, Can I share this encouraging blog with my friends? Thank you.
But of course dear friend, as always I would be honored to share on Christian Blessings – Thanks for stopping by to share , In Christ-Darrell
Very True Darrell, God will never force us to accept His will , we choose to and than He empowers us so we can and yes we are to choose to put our Carnal flesh to death daily until we are perfected in Love as the Scripture below confirms, it is what God asks us to do and is not as some think that it only happens when we die, we can’t be as Jesus is in our carnal flesh and walk as He did.
1 John 4:17-19 Herein is our Love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as He is, so are we in this world. There is no fear in Love; but perfect Love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in Love. We Love Him, because He first Loved us.
Galatians 24 -26 And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. if we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.
Our aiming to be perfected in Love is not Legalism as some think but what also God asks us to do, it’s obedience not works but yes as you shared Darrell we don’t walk alone.
Hebrews 6:1 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,
Matthew 5:48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in Heaven is perfect.
1 John 2:4-6 He that saith, I know Him, and keepeth not His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoso keepeth His word, in him verily is the Love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in Him. He that saith hebideth in Him ought himself also so to walk, even as He walked.
Christian Love from us both – Anne.
I appreciate your thoughts of wisdom and grace Anne – It it always good to see you here – Blessings in Christ – Darrell
Darrell, i love this.
God is the Author – We are the manuscripts of His pleasure.
Blessings to you and Gracie.
I appreciate that Belinda, I like the way that sounds too 🙂 Gracie sends her love -In Christ Darrell
Thanks for the inspirational words and pictures. My soul is so revived and i will always be in the shadows of my God’s wings. HALLELUYA
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