Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Day 924 of Giving Thanks

I am learning to allow the calm in the midst of a storm. But as of today, I still know the storm is all around me. As I wade through the emotions, and the tidal waves, I trust in the knowledge of all He has given me from the first day He began drawing me near (my entire life).

Today, it is these words that is my hope, and is your hope. I pray that you know this truth.

“For God so loved the world that he gave his only and unique Son, so that everyone who trusts in him may have eternal life, instead of being utterly destroyed." ~John 3:16 (The Complete Jewish Bible)

Jesus died for our sins, every single one of them, but we have to acknowledge that it is only His death that will do. He died so we can live.

What is the one thing that you are holding onto that is keeping you from holding onto God's promises for your life? Could it be the past; hurt, physical pain or uncertainty?

Whatever it is, did you know that God is the Cure, the Comforter and the Answer to them all? And all along remember that we have the power to direct Satan to “Back off”.

If your faith is not enough, ask Him to increase it. Faith of a mustard seed... Really? Really!

Let it be known through the communication of the Holy Spirit what that means for each of us through our circumstances. Let us shout out and rejoice Your goodness for our lives. Thank You Jesus, thank You... we praise You, we ask that all things we experience be used and honed so that we can see You in all things, even and especially these things we can't and don't understand.

“He gives power to the faint and weary, and to him who has no might He increases strength [causing it to multiply and making it to abound].” ~Isaiah 40:29 (Amplified Bible)

LOVE IS BEING TRUTHFUL, not conforming – if someone is wrong, you tell him or her. If you sugar coat things to make people feel better, confront it lovingly, in truth. If the wrong is the one looking back at you, it seems it would be an easy task. Let this task be done in grace and obedience. Let us look forward to “When the storm has swept away…”

“When the storm has swept by, the wicked are gone, but the righteous stand firm forever.” ~Proverbs 10:25 (New International Version)

© 2012 Giving Thanks Daily, Shawn Boreta

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