Thoughts on Jesus Faithfulness
by Marijo Phelps 8/26/2010 / Devotionals
Prayer: Dear Jesus, it has been years since that day I prayed to ask You to be my Lord. SO much has happened. You've brought me through and been there always, through it all. Lord, today especially I have some needs. I desire to know Your will for me, to be in the center of it. I need to know regarding employment. I know You desire to have me hear you and obey. I die to my desires and seek to hear You even now. AMEN
In answering that prayer from several years back I felt Him once again impressing a "word" on my heart:
Child, you are my daughter and I love you. My timing is not your timing, but be not dismayed at that revelation. I AM yours and you are mine. Keep on seeking Me and Mine for you. You shall find and learn beauty through delay. I vacillate not nor waver in My purpose/plan/plans for you, fear not but meet each day, maximize on it and keep focused on Me.
Sometimes it is not so much where you are but WHO you are, wherever you are. If you maximize on Me and stay pure, holy and ready I can use you in a vast variety of circumstances. I love you (both) and have a plan. I still go before you and prepare the way/doors. I Am THE door. Do all without anxiety, living that moment for itself, taking advantage of that opportunity as it is there.
Then, you , at that moment, have no other (moment) to be concerned, focused on, anxious about or speculating about. Use it to my advantage and I'll bring forth the increase in them and you. I AM undertaking, fear not. I also have several plans which allow for various "wills" and choices. And I have My best. Sometimes it doesn't come about even if you and I are on target because of others but and still ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER FOR GOOD FOR THOSE WHO LOVE ME AND ARE CALLED. You can't lose. Selah.
In Isaiah 43:1-3 is a wealth of promise for the believer: But now, thus says the LORD, who created you, O Jacob, And He who formed you, O Israel: " Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; You are Mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, Nor shall the flame scorch you. For I am the LORD your God, The Holy One of Israel, your Savior..(NKJV)
Philippians 4:6 gives encouragement that I should have printed, guided and frames on about every wall in the house telling us not to be anxious about anything but by prayer and petition with thanksgiving present your requests to God.
SO, turn those moanings and grownings complete with wringing of hands into petitions. prayers followed by thanksgiving. Yes, you can, even today!
Isaiah 35:8 states there is a highway called the Way of Holiness. The unclean will not journey on it; it will be for those who walk in that way; wicked fools will not go about on it.
If we have asked His forgiveness we are covered with Jesus righteousness. We can walk on this highway. Just think how blessed a walk it is with nothing or no one "unclean" walking there, no "wicked fools". What an incredibly refreshing walk. Let's go!
In 2 Corinthians 9:10 we are told that he supplies seed to the sower and bread for food and increase your store of seed and enlarge the harvest of your righteousness.
That reference to "he" means that I am not scrambling around trying to do this myself. That should provide a bit of relief. HE is able even when we are puny, weak and NOT able. Our part is to yield saying "yes, Lord, yes!"
1Thessalonians 3:12 the writer speaks of God doing other wonderful things in making a person's love increase and overflow for other members of the Body.
Finally I would share Romans 8:28 because it has been such an encouragement to me:
[ More Than Conquerors ] And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. (NIV)
He is able, we yield and He leads what an incredible journey this life is with the Lord Jesus Christ in His most incredible faithfulness to us.
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Saved by His grace in 1974, from 9 years of professing atheism into His loving arms. RN for 23 years, missionary with YWAM then statistical analyst for Every Home for Christ over 9 years. Living with my husband in the middle of a mountain meadow. GRIN! Wanting to spread the good news