Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Jesus Calling

Mindy here, and I know I've referenced this little devotional before, but it's got so much good stuff in it that it makes it hard not to want to share.

Last week, I came across the following entry.

I am able to do far beyond all that you ask or imagine. Come to Me with positive expectations, knowing that there is no limit to what I can accomplish. Ask My Spirit to control your mind, so that you can think great thoughts of Me. Do not be discouraged by the fact that many of your prayers are yet unanswered. Time is a trainer, teaching you to wait upon Me, to trust Me in the dark. The more extreme your circumstances, the more likely you are to see My Power and Glory at work in the situation. Instead of letting difficulties draw you into worrying, try to view them as setting the scene for My glorious intervention. Keep your eyes and your mind wide open to all that I am doing in your life.

The scriptures that go with this are Ephesians 3:20-21; Romans 8:6; Isaiah 40:30-31.

I love the line about time being a trainer. So often God does ask us to wait and trust. Accepting that we must do that, well...I don't know about you, but that's where I sometimes have difficulties. But, oh, to see God's Power and Glory...it is so worth it.

Is there something in this passage that really jumps out at you? Why?

Happy Tuesday, y'all.

And don't forget to drop by my personal blog. This week's featured author is Mary Connealy.

10 comments:

  1. "Instead of letting difficulties draw you into worrying, try to view them as setting the scene for My glorious intervention. Keep your eyes and your mind wide open to all that I am doing in your life." This really meant a lot to me because I am going through something that I could easily panic and worry over. I will try to look at this situation as one where God will intervene mightily.

    Thanks for the awesome post!

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  2. It reminded me of all I've been through and how I saw His glory on the other side. He does use time as a trainer. He does it in each generation.

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  3. "Instead of letting difficulties draw you into worrying, try to view them as setting the scene for My glorious intervention. "

    This really jumped out at me, Mindy. I love it!

    I bought that book late last year after hearing you and others talk about it. I need to jump into it!

    Edwina, I'll be praying for you.

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  4. Oh, I love it....want that devo book, but been online shopping, and it seems to be a very small book which means print too small for me (74). Do you know if it's available in large print or in a bigger book (than 6X4).
    I did visit your blog; love it!!

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  5. Edwina and Missy, I like that too. Like I said, chock full of good stuff.

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  6. Jenn, it's hard when we're in the midst of something, but it's so good to look back and see His glory. That's what helps me to press on the next time troubles come.

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  7. Jackie, I'm so glad you stopped by. And you're right, they do need to make that in a larger print. It truly is a wonderful devotional.

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  8. I agree with Edwina and Missy, that part jumped out at me too. My New Years Resolution for this year was to give up worrying. Just completely surrender it and focus on other things - aka more sleep :)

    Also, I love the new look for the blog!

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  9. Ah, you have a new mantra for the year then, Eva.

    We're still playing with the blog. No telling what you might find next ;-)

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  10. Roflol, I just looked and a completely different photo was on the header. But I did want to comment, Eva, that giving up worry is going to be important but tough. The worry pirate likes to board your boat when you aren't looking. Just keep tossing him back overboard!
    Angie

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