Thursday, May 12, 2016

Two Fer Thursday - in case you need it Today....


"But if anyone obeys his word, God's love is truly made complete in him. This is how we know we are in him."
1 JOHN 2: 5

The prayer in Psalm 139: 1 –2 says,

"O LORD, you have searched me and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar."

What a relief that Jesus knows who we are.

In fact, He knows us so well He understands that apart from Him, we can do nothing.

You don't have to prove yourself to Him.

You don't have to worry about disappointing Him.

You don't have to earn His respect.

You don't have to work hard to be accepted.

You don't have to produce a quota.

You don't even have to be successful.

God says, "You are precious and honored in my sight, and …I love you"(Isaiah 43: 4).

God loves you!

God loves you!

You are precious to Him. And nothing can ever separate you from His love. Nothing—not even yourself!

From " Fixing My Eyes on Jesus " by Anne Graham Lotz


At such times the future seems unreal—unreachable—and the past feels remote, but this can actually be a blessing.

My followers tend to waste vast quantities of time and energy thinking about past and future matters.

Thus they neglect the present—where they actually live—and My Presence, though I am always near.

When adverse circumstances surround you and seem to be closing in on you, it is still possible to be joyful in Me, your Savior.

Since you cannot find a way out of your circumstances, accept the situation and search for Me in the midst of it.

Sometimes you may feel as if you can hold on to Me no longer.

I remind you, though, that you have been able to cling to Me to this day.

You have powerful backup because the Holy Spirit lives in you.

He can give you supernatural strength, far beyond your own.

In addition to this, My hand has an eternal grip on yours.

Though your strength to keep holding on may run out, Mine never will.

From " Jesus Lives " by Sarah Young

Stay Strong!

"So do not fear, for I—your God—am with you. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with My righteous right hand. But cling to the Lord your God as you have done to this day."

"Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior."
HABAKKUK 3:17–18

"My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me."
PSALM 63:8

"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."
ISAIAH 41:10

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