My Peace I Give You

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).

Understand that the Peace Jesus offers is not the same peace the world offers.

The peace the world offers is a kind of cease-fire between battles…a suspension of hostilities…a breathing spell before the next conflict.  The peace the world offers depends on the circumstances…the amount of antagonism…the degree of the crises.

But the Peace Jesus offers does not depend on the circumstances.  The Peace Jesus offers is perfect; it is valid and sure; it satisfies all requirements. This Peace is always available, even during the most difficult of circumstances. However, there is a condition. The Peace Jesus offers depends on your will: on your point of focus when things go wrong…on what your mind chooses to believe when things do not work out…on whom your heart trusts when you do not understand your circumstances.

THOU WILT KEEP HIM IN PERFECT PEACE, WHOSE MIND IS STAYED ON THEE: BECAUSE HE TRUSTETH IN THEE
(Isaiah 26:3).

Beloved Child, when you are anxious because of the future, or perturbed because of what someone has said, or shaken because of what someone has done, do not look at the circumstances. Look at Me, the God of Hope. Invite My Presence and Participation into your problem. Deliberately make Me your point of focus as you lay your predicament down at My feet. Let your mind rest on My Faithfulness, on My Power, and on My Goodness, instead of your trouble. Trust in Me. Have faith. Believe. Know that I, your God, will provide, despite the circumstances…if you will only let Me.

NOW THE GOD OF HOPE FILL YOU WITH ALL JOY AND PEACE IN BELIEVING, THAT YE MAY ABOUND IN HOPE, THROUGH THE POWER OF THE HOLY GHOST
(Romans 15:13).

May the God of Hope fill you with Peace through the Power of His Holy Spirit because you refuse to believe in your problem, but choose to believe in Him.

What kind of peace lives in YOUR heart: the kind of peace the world offers…or the kind of Peace Jesus provides? If you would like Jesus’ kind of Peace, I encourage you to surrender your problem to Him and ask Him to handle it according to HIS Will. Allow Him to take your problem out of your hands and hand you HIS solution. Then, the God of Hope will fill you with Joy and Peace in believing.

PRAYER: Lord Jesus, strengthen me to believe in You, not my problem, so that You, the God of Hope, may fill me with Peace through the Power of Your Holy Spirit, while I wait patiently for Your answer.

Maintain an Awareness

When God speaks to us, we receive a revelation—a secret or surprising fact that is made known to us by the Father through the Spirit of Truth.

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A Christmas Blessing

FOR TO US A CHILD IS BORN,
TO US A SON IS GIVEN,
AND THE GOVERNMENT WILL BE ON HIS SHOULDERS.
AND HE WILL BE CALLED
WONDERFUL COUNSELOR, MIGHTY GOD,
EVERLASTING FATHER, PRINCE OF PEACE”
(Isaiah 9:6-7).

For you a Child is born.  To you a Son is given—a Mighty God who can do immeasurably more than all you can ask or imagine.  But…you need to allow the government of your life to be on His shoulders.

NOW TO HIM WHO IS ABLE TO DO IMMEASURABLY MORE THAN ALL WE ASK OR IMAGINE…TO HIM BE GLORY
(Ephesians 3:20).

To Him be Glory!  The Everlasting Father sent His Son, Jesus, to be your Prince of Peace. He came to calm your soul from the enemy’s oppressing beliefs of being defiled, deprived, deserted, and defeated. But…you need to allow the government of your soul to be on His shoulders.

IT IS BECAUSE OF HIM THAT YOU ARE IN CHRIST JESUS, WHO HAS BECOME FOR US WISDOM FROM GOD—THAT IS, OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS, HOLINESS AND REDEMPTION
(1 Corinthians 1:30).

Rejoice! The Everlasting Father sent you a Wonderful Counselor to become your Wisdom from God. Although the wisdom that comes from your mind has been tainted by the oppressing beliefs of the father-of-lies, the Wisdom that comes from the Wonderful Counselor is pure, peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. This Wonderful Counselor has come to show you the way, but…you need to allow the government of your mind to be on His shoulders.

BUT THE WISDOM THAT COMES FROM HEAVEN IS FIRST OF ALL PURE; THEN PEACE-LOVING, CONSIDERATE, SUBMISSIVE, FULL OF MERCY AND GOOD FRUIT, IMPARTIAL AND SINCERE
(James 3:17).

To YOU a Son has been born. What will it take for you to allow the government of your whole life to be on His shoulders?

PRAYER: I invite You, Lord Jesus, to be my Mighty God—to do immeasurably more than all I can ask or imagine in and through my life.  Let the government of my life be on Your shoulders, from this day forward.

Maintain an Awareness

When God speaks to us, we receive a revelation—a secret or surprising fact that is made known to us by the Father through the Spirit of Truth.

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Why Are You so Afraid of the Storm?

WITHOUT WARNING, A FURIOUS STORM CAME UP ON THE LAKE, SO THAT THE WAVES SWEPT OVER THE BOAT.  BUT JESUS WAS SLEEPING.  THE DISCIPLES WENT AND WOKE HIM, SAYING, ‘LORD, SAVE US! WE’RE GOING TO DROWN!’  HE REPLIED, ‘YOU OF LITTLE FAITH, WHY ARE YOU SO AFRAID?’ THEN HE GOT UP AND REBUKED THE WINDS AND THE WAVES, AND IT WAS COMPLETELY CALM
(Matthew 8:24-26).

What did Jesus do when His circumstances got rough?  What did Jesus do when things stopped working according to His expectations?  What did Jesus do while everybody else was panicking and looking for a way out of their dilemmas?

BUT JESUS WAS SLEEPING

Why was Jesus sleeping during the storm?

Dear Child, I was sleeping during the storm, because I knew My Father—the Perfect Father.  I knew My Father, because I was ONE with Him. I was completely surrendered to Him to belong to Him and His Purpose only. My life was in My Father’s hands. My will belonged to Him, too. So did My spirit, soul, and body. Therefore, I lived in Peace during the storms. I lived in Joy during the dilemmas. I lived in Faith during hopeless situations. I lived in Hope in the midst of darkness…because I was ONE with My Father.

THAT THEY ALL MAY BE ONE; AS THOU, FATHER, ART IN ME, AND I IN THEE, THAT THEY ALSO MAY BE ONE IN US
(John 17:21).

Did you know that you can become ONE with the Perfect Father, too? Through Me, Jesus, you can unite with Him, so you may experience Peace, Joy, Faith, and Hope in your storms…your dilemmas…your hopeless situations.

YOU OF LITTLE FAITH, WHY ARE YOU SO AFRAID?

Why are you so afraid? Do you not know the Perfect Father?

I bless you to become one with the Father through the Lord Jesus. Surrender your life to Him and HIS Purpose. Don’t wait until you are healed, or blessed, or successful. Surrender your life to Him the way it is, right now, along with your sicknesses, your pain, your disappointments, and your weaknesses. Then, wait and see what happens.

TRUST IN HIM AT ALL TIMES; YE PEOPLE, POUR OUT YOUR HEART BEFORE HIM: GOD IS A REFUGE FOR US
(Psalm 62:80).

PRAYER: Perfect Father, receive my life, just the way it is with all its weaknesses, sicknesses, pain, and disappointments. Have Your Way with me, Lord God. Fulfill YOUR Purpose in me.

Maintain an Awareness

Woe to us, the rebellious children, when we take counsel from the father-of-lies, and when we cover ourselves with coverings that are not from God. We will add sin to sin.

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Start Where You Are

NOW THE MIND OF THE FLESH [WHICH IS SENSE AND REASON WITHOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT] IS DEATH [DEATH THAT COMPRISES ALL THE MISERIES ARISING FROM SIN, BOTH HERE AND HEREAFTER]. BUT THE MIND OF THE [HOLY] SPIRIT IS LIFE AND [SOUL] PEACE [BOTH NOW AND FOREVER]
(Romans 8:6 AMP).

Capture that the human mind loves to reason without the Holy Spirit.  However, reasoning without the Holy Spirit leads to sin and death, both here and hereafter.  Reasoning without the Holy Spirit causes us to reject God’s intimate Presence and Participation in the innermost parts of our beings.

The Father lived IN the Lord Jesus, while He was here on earth. They shared the intimate Glory of Oneness. And then the Lord Jesus passed this Glory of Oneness on to us—to live in us and through us, while the Father lives in Him and through Him. Imagine that! The very same Oneness that Jesus enjoyed with His Father has been made available to us. To receive this Oneness, all you need to do is invite the reasoning of the Holy Spirit into your daily, moment-by-moment tasks, wherever you are, whatever you are doing.

THAT THEY ALL MAY BE ONE; AS THOU, FATHER, ART IN ME, AND I IN THEE, THAT THEY ALSO MAY BE ONE IN US…AND THE GLORY WHICH THOU GAVEST ME I HAVE GIVEN THEM; THAT THEY MAY BE ONE, EVEN AS WE ARE ONE
(John 17:20-22).

Blessed One, cultivate Oneness with Me. Start where you are.  Do not go and look for something big or different to do for Me.  Invite the reasoning of the Holy Spirit into the conclusions of your current situations and problems.  Do you have a child?  Invite the reasoning of the Holy Spirit into your frustration, when your child becomes irritable, during your Christmas shopping.  Do you have a husband or friend?  Invite the reasoning of the Holy Spirit into your feelings of abandonment, when your husband or friend ignores you, during this busy time of the year.  Do you have a co-worker?  Invite the reasoning of the Holy Spirit into your feelings of shame and condemnation, when your co-worker ridicules you for your mistakes.  Do you have an enemy?  Invite the reasoning of the Holy Spirit into your feelings of rejection, when your enemy accuses you.  You will find that this is no easy task.  But, this cultivates ONENESS WITH ME. This allows Jesus to live HIS LIFE in you, while I, the Father, live in Him.

THIS IS HOW GOD SHOWED HIS LOVE AMONG US: HE SENT HIS ONE AND ONLY SON INTO THE WORLD THAT WE MIGHT LIVE THROUGH HIM
(1 John 4:9).

How does this message of ONENESS with God challenge and change your thinking, this Christmas season?

PRAYER: Lord God, I want to receive Your Gift of Oneness; therefore, I lay down my own reasoning to allow the reasoning of Your Holy Spirit in me and through me, this Christmas season.

Maintain an Awareness

The defense mechanism of blaming has been with us since the beginning of time.

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Enter His Courts with Thanksgiving

NOW THE MIND OF THE FLESH [WHICH IS SENSE AND REASON WITHOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT] IS DEATH [DEATH THAT COMPRISES ALL THE MISERIES ARISING FROM SIN, BOTH HERE AND HEREAFTER]. BUT THE MIND OF THE [HOLY] SPIRIT IS LIFE AND [SOUL] PEACE [BOTH NOW AND FOREVER]
(Romans 8:6 AMP).

Capture that the human mind loves to reason without the Holy Spirit.  However, reasoning without the Holy Spirit leads to sin and death, both here and hereafter.  Reasoning without the Holy Spirit causes you to become anxious about your circumstances, because deep inside, you know you have rebelled against God’s Will that wants to take care of every aspect of your life.

The Most High wants you to submit your life to Him, completely. He wants you to subject your will to Him, entirely. When you become willing to allow God to take care of every aspect of your life, you will receive Peace for your anxiety, for the mind of the Holy Spirit is Life and Peace.

CASTING THE WHOLE OF YOUR CARE [ALL YOUR ANXIETIES, ALL YOUR WORRIES, ALL YOUR CONCERNS, ONCE AND FOR ALL] ON HIM, FOR HE CARES FOR YOU AFFECTIONATELY AND CARES ABOUT YOU WATCHFULLY
(1 Peter 5:7).

You might ask: “How do I show God that I am willing to let go of my rebellion and submit to His Will? How do I enter into His Presence, so I might be led by the mind of His Spirit? How do I show God that I am ready for Him to take care of every aspect of my life?”

ENTER INTO HIS GATES WITH THANKSGIVING, AND INTO HIS COURTS WITH PRAISE: BE THANKFUL UNTO HIM, AND BLESS HIS NAME
(Psalm 100:4).

Be thankful unto Him and bless His name. Praise Him for every aspect of your life, good or bad, every moment of every day. This will allow your spirit to enter into His courts—His Presence. This will submit your mind to the reasoning of the Holy Spirit, who will lead you according to His Purpose. This will establish His Faith in your heart, enabling you to believe that He cares for you, affectionately. This will root you in Christ Jesus, continually building you up in Him. Try it…every day, this whole season. You will be amazed at the results.

ROOTED AND BUILT UP IN HIM, AND STABLISHED IN THE FAITH, AS YE HAVE BEEN TAUGHT, ABOUNDING THEREIN WITH THANKSGIVING
(Colossians 2:7)

How will you show YOUR willingness to God to submit to His Will?

PRAYER: Everlasting Father, instead of submitting to the reasoning of my own mind, I choose to be willing to submit my whole life to You, this Christmas.  Therefore, I thank You for every aspect of my life, just the way it is, right now…good or bad. I thank You for my past. I thank You for my future, for You care for me, affectionately.

Maintain an Awareness

If the way we meet the desire to be important is not through a deep, meaningful relationship with the Desire of All Nations, then wanting to be important becomes a race with no finish line.

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Led by the Spirit of God

NOW THE MIND OF THE FLESH [WHICH IS SENSE AND REASON WITHOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT] IS DEATH [DEATH THAT COMPRISES ALL THE MISERIES ARISING FROM SIN, BOTH HERE AND HEREAFTER]. BUT THE MIND OF THE [HOLY] SPIRIT IS LIFE AND [SOUL] PEACE [BOTH NOW AND FOREVER]
(Romans 8:6 AMP).

Capture that the human mind loves to reason without the Holy Spirit.  However, reasoning without the Holy Spirit leads to sin and death, BOTH HERE and HEREAFTER.  Reasoning without the Holy Spirit causes hopelessness, powerlessness, and helplessness, which lead to sinful habits and patterns of escape. If you continually surrender to your own reasoning, you will become a slave to your own mind…your own conclusions…your own irrational interpretations.

DO YOU NOT KNOW THAT IF YOU CONTINUALLY SURRENDER YOURSELVES TO ANYONE TO DO HIS WILL, YOU ARE THE SLAVES OF HIM WHOM YOU OBEY, WHETHER THAT BE TO SIN, WHICH LEADS TO DEATH, OR TO OBEDIENCE WHICH LEADS TO RIGHTEOUSNESS?
(Romans 6:16 AMP).

The reasoning of the Holy Spirit is Life and Peace, BOTH NOW and FOREVER.  If you are willing to give up your own reasoning and allow the Holy Spirit to reason through you, He will lead you out of the places of powerlessness, hopelessness, and helplessness into Life and Peace. You will have no need for sinful habits and patterns of escape. You will be called a son of God, instead of a slave.

FOR IF YOU LIVE ACCORDING TO [THE DICTATES OF] THE FLESH, YOU WILL SURELY DIE. BUT IF THROUGH THE POWER OF THE [HOLY] SPIRIT YOU ARE [HABITUALLY] PUTTING TO DEATH (MAKING EXTINCT, DEADENING) THE [EVIL] DEEDS PROMPTED BY THE BODY, YOU SHALL [REALLY AND GENUINELY] LIVE FOREVER
(Romans 8:13 AMP).

This Christmas season, I encourage you to start a new tradition. Instead of living according to your own reasoning…your own conclusions…your own irrational interpretations, start living according to the reasoning of the Holy Spirit, who directs and controls the sons of God. This decision will change your life, during this season…and forever.

FOR ALL WHO ARE LED BY THE SPIRIT OF GOD ARE SONS OF GOD
(Romans 8:14).

Ponder your choices. Then, decide whether you are going to live according to your own reasoning…or the Holy Spirit in you.

PRAYER: Most High, remind me, daily, to surrender my own conclusions to You, so the Holy Spirit may lead me into Life and Peace, continually.

Maintain an Awareness

Since the beginning of our lives, the OLD MAN beliefs of abandonment, shame, condemnation, and rejection have been firmly planted in our minds and hearts by the father-of-lies.

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It Is the Season of Glory

FROM HIS ABUNDANCE WE HAVE ALL RECEIVED ONE GRACIOUS BLESSING AFTER ANOTHER
(John 1:16 NLT).

I bless you to prepare differently for this Christmas Season than you have for those in the past. Do not fill yourself with dread for these days, or rehearsal of what has been, or worry of what might be. Instead, allow the Everlasting Father to take you to a higher and deeper place…a new place—a place of Glory.  Let Him show you who He wants to be for you, during this season of His Glory. Fill the next month with reflections of PAST blessings from God, and with anticipation of FUTURE blessings from Him, as well.

FOR TO US A CHILD IS BORN, TO US A SON IS GIVEN, AND THE GOVERNMENT WILL BE ON HIS SHOULDERS. AND HE WILL BE CALLED WONDERFUL COUNSELOR, MIGHTY GOD, EVERLASTING FATHER, PRINCE OF PEACE
(Isaiah 9:6).

For you a Child is born.  To you a Son is given.  Invite His Government to govern your will, your thoughts, your emotions, your desires, and your nature, during this month. Allow His Counsel to show you Joy in your sorrow, Peace in your anxiety, and Hope in your despair. Connect with the Presence of the Everlasting Father when you feel alone and lonely, during this time of Glory.

Anticipate Mighty God’s blessings when you buy gifts, when you spend time with your family, and when you look at the beautiful Christmas decorations everywhere that celebrate His Glory.  Invite the King of Kings to rule in the circumstances of your life, during this season.  Allow Him to remove your animosity, your anger, and your disappointments from your heart and from your mind.  Ask the Wonderful Counselor to lead you into all Truth, in the midst of your circumstances.  Meditate on everything that is honorable, pure, and lovely.

Invite the Prince of Peace to make new memories for you, this month of December, and to remove the pain of old memories of years gone by.  Start new traditions as you allow His Light to shine into your heart.  From His Abundance, receive the many blessings the Everlasting Father longs to give you through His precious Son, the Christ.

Whose government is going to govern your heart this Christmas season: the government of the Lord Jesus, whose birthday you are celebrating, or the government of the father-of-lies?

PRAYER: Wonderful Counselor, I invite Your Government to govern my heart, Your Counsel to reign in my mind, and Your Peace to dominate my spirit, during this Christmas season. Thank you for all the blessings of past Christmas seasons. Help me to focus and look forward to all the new and special blessings You have in store for me, this year.

Maintain an Awareness

This must be the hardest of all lessons to learn: to keep our eyes on the Eternal God during difficult circumstances, and trust that His everlasting arms are underneath us, holding us and keeping us safe.

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In Dependence upon His Person

AND WHATEVER YOU DO [NO MATTER WHAT IT IS] IN WORD OR DEED, DO EVERYTHING IN THE NAME OF THE LORD JESUS AND IN [DEPENDENCE UPON] HIS PERSON, GIVING PRAISE TO GOD THE FATHER THROUGH HIM
(Colossians 3:17 AMP).

Give honor and praise to God the Father by making sure that everything you do in your life, no matter what it is, is in dependence upon the Person of the Lord Jesus Christ. Invite His Presence and Participation into everything you are and do and His Perspective into everything you think and say.

ARE YOU SO FOOLISH AND SO SENSELESS AND SO SILLY? HAVING BEGUN [YOUR NEW LIFE SPIRITUALLY] WITH THE [HOLY] SPIRIT, ARE YOU NOW REACHING PERFECTION [BY DEPENDENCE] ON THE FLESH?
(Galatians 3:3 AMP).

If you live your life in dependence upon the Participation of the Lord Jesus, you are living a life of FAITH—allowing God to fulfill His Purpose in you and through you, moment-by-moment, through the Power of the Holy Spirit.

If you live your life in dependence upon the Presence of the Lord Jesus, you are living a life of POWER—allowing the Lord Jesus to supply everything you need for life and godliness, every moment of every day.

Each moment you live your life in dependence upon the Perspective of the Lord Jesus, you are living a life of VICTORY—allowing His Truth to lead you through the darkness into the Light.

FOR GOD HAS DONE WHAT THE LAW COULD NOT DO, [ITS POWER] BEING WEAKENED BY THE FLESH [THE ENTIRE NATURE OF MAN WITHOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT]. SENDING HIS OWN SON IN THE GUISE OF SINFUL FLESH AND AS AN OFFERING FOR SIN, [GOD] CONDEMNED SIN IN THE FLESH [SUBDUED, OVERCAME, DEPRIVED IT OF ITS POWER OVER ALL WHO ACCEPT THAT SACRIFICE], SO THAT THE RIGHTEOUS AND JUST REQUIREMENT OF THE LAW MIGHT BE FULLY MET IN US WHO LIVE AND MOVE NOT IN THE WAYS OF THE FLESH BUT IN THE WAYS OF THE SPIRIT [OUR LIVES GOVERNED NOT BY THE STANDARDS AND ACCORDING TO THE DICTATES OF THE FLESH, BUT CONTROLLED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT]
(Romans 8:3-4 AMP).

On whom do you depend, moment-by-moment?

PRAYER: Lord Jesus, remind me, daily, to live each moment of my life in dependence upon Your Presence, Participation, and Perspective, so I may honor the Father in everything I am and do.

Maintain an Awareness

If the way we meet the desire to be important is not through a deep, meaningful relationship with the Desire of All Nations, then wanting to be important becomes a race with no finish line.

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No Evil Will Conquer You

MY PRAYER IS NOT THAT YOU TAKE THEM OUT OF THE WORLD BUT THAT YOU PROTECT THEM FROM THE EVIL ONE
(John 17:15).

The Lord Jesus knew that your problem would not be with the world, but with the evil one.  He knew that your problem would not be with your circumstances, but with what the evil one told you about your circumstances—that they are impossible, unsolvable, and unchangeable. He knew that your problem would not be with what people told you, but with what the evil one told you: “Your mistakes are too numerous.  Your character is too flawed.  Your defect is non-redeemable.”  Therefore, Jesus asked His Father, the Most High, to protect you from the evil one.

The evil one sets you up with his purpose, from the start. He introduces you to his lies. These lies become your purpose from the evil one. Through them, he supplies everything you need, in order to make sure you serve him with your soul, your spirit, and your body. He furnishes you with his will, his desires, and his nature, so you may carry out the deeds he commissioned you to do, in obedience to these lies. Then, he sits back and watches you fulfill his purpose for your life.

IF YOU MAKE THE LORD YOUR REFUGE,
IF YOU MAKE THE MOST HIGH YOUR SHELTER,
NO EVIL WILL CONQUER YOU
(Psalm 91:9-10).

Don’t run from the evil one’s lies. Don’t hide from them, either. Don’t blame others for the evil one’s words in your mind.  Instead, push through your fear, your disappointment, your confusion, your anger, your jealousy, and your resentment, and bring your sadness, your badness, and your madness to the Perfect Father. Make the Lord your Refuge; then, no evil will conquer you.

Expose the evil one’s lies about you to God—that your mistakes are too numerous, your character is too flawed, and your defect is non-redeemable. Tell God what the evil one said about your circumstances—that they are impossible, unsolvable, and unchangeable. You will find that His arm is not too short to deliver you from the evil one.

WAS MY ARM TOO SHORT TO DELIVER YOU? DO I LACK THE STRENGTH TO RESCUE YOU? BY A MERE REBUKE I DRY UP THE SEA, I TURN RIVERS INTO A DESERT; THEIR FISH ROT FOR LACK OF WATER AND DIE OF THIRST
(Isaiah 50:2-3).

What has been keeping you from making the Most High your shelter against the evil one?

PRAYER: Most High, protect me from the evil one, so he would not be able to fulfill his purpose for my life.  Deliver me from his deceitful desires in me, from his spiteful will in me, from his negative, destructive beliefs in me, from his sinful nature in me. Deliver me from the evil one, so I may belong to You.

Maintain an Awareness

Discipline, the training to enter God’s Holiness, cannot be exercised AFTER we have already entered a route of escape to resort to a sinful solution.

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Your Father’s Unlimited Resources

WHEN I THINK OF ALL THIS, I FALL TO MY KNEES AND PRAY TO THE FATHER, THE CREATOR OF EVERYTHING IN HEAVEN AND ON EARTH.  I PRAY THAT FROM HIS GLORIOUS, UNLIMITED RESOURCES HE WILL EMPOWER YOU WITH INNER STRENGTH THROUGH HIS SPIRIT
(Ephesians 3:14-16 NLT).

Did you know that your Perfect Father, the Creator of everything in Heaven and on earth, has unlimited Resources from which He is able to supply what you need, even today?  Maybe you believe that there is no answer for your problem.  Maybe you believe that there is no solution for your unacceptable character.  Maybe you believe that there is no remedy for your sinful habits and patterns of escape.

GREAT IS OUR LORD, AND OF GREAT POWER: HIS UNDERSTANDING IS INFINITE
(Psalm 147:5).

Blessed Child, I am the Perfect Father, the Creator of everything in Heaven and on earth. I am of great Power…and I created YOU, too. Now, from My glorious, unlimited resources, I am able to empower you with inner strength through My Spirit, so you may have sufficiency in all things, from the inside out. All you need to do is DRAW from Me.

Fall to your knees and pray to Me, your Father in Heaven. My glorious Recourses are unlimited to supply everything you need for life and godliness, despite the ungodliness in your nature, the instability in your emotions, and the spitefulness in your will.

Look up, Child. I am able to make all My Grace abound toward you, so you may have what it takes to be gentle, good, gracious, faithful, patient, forgiving, and filled with self-control. My Grace is enough to cover your past failures and mistakes, to deal with your present guilt and shame, and to ensure a hopeful future.  

AND GOD IS ABLE TO MAKE ALL GRACE ABOUND TOWARD YOU; THAT YE, ALWAYS HAVING ALL SUFFICIENCY IN ALL THINGS, MAY ABOUND TO EVERY GOOD WORK
(2 Corinthians 9:8).

Regardless of your need, shortcoming, or defect, God is able to make all Grace abound toward you, so that you may have sufficiency in all things—in your will, your nature, your thoughts, your emotions, your desires…and your deeds.

For what problem in your life do you need to draw from the Perfect Father’s unlimited resources?

PRAYER: Lord God, how great You are! I pray that from Your glorious, unlimited resources You empower me with inner strength through Your Spirit, so I may have sufficiency in all things.

Maintain an Awareness

This must be the hardest of all lessons to learn: to keep our eyes on the Eternal God during difficult circumstances, and trust that His everlasting arms are underneath us, holding us and keeping us safe.

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