"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"

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Jesus Calling ~ Feb 23

Be on guard against the pit of self-pity.  When you are weary or unwell, this demonic trap is the greatest danger you face.  Don’t even go near the edge of the pit.  Its edges crumble easily, and before you know it, you are on the way down.  It is ever so much harder to get out of the pit than to keep a safe distance from it.  That is why I tell you to be on guard.
There are several ways to protect yourself from self-pity.  When you are occupied with praising and thanking Me, it is impossible to feel sorry for yourself.  Also, the closer you live to Me, the more distance there is between you and the pit.  Live in the Light of My Presence by fixing your eyes on Me.  Then you will be able to run with endurance the race that is set before you, without stumbling or falling.

 

Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim You,
who walk in the light of Your presence, Lord.

They rejoice in Your name all day long;
they celebrate Your righteousness ~Psalm 89:15-16

 

Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. ~Hebrews 12:1-2 (NASB)

 

My thoughts:

There’s that nasty word again, ‘self-pity.’  Guess maybe He is trying to tell me something?  Stop wallowing in what you think is so important, why you were wronged, that you don’t feel good enough, whatever it is, and start focusing on Me!  I am what matters, and what you are wallowing is not the truth!  I love you no matter what so start focusing on Me and praising and thanking Me for what you do have and for who you are!!  I made you!  You are special, loved and amazing!! 

 

Jesus callingSo.. a friend of mine was/is doing a daily devotional called Jesus Calling by Sarah Young. I decided to head on over iTunes and see what they had since I had a gift card for iTunes. They had it so I got it. I really like it. The one I got is more like an app than the audible book but I still like it.

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4 comments:

Salviano Adão said...

When Nicole was hello wanted, my name is Salviano Adam of the blog; The only truth in his own Protestant. The cause of my contact is because it would like doing a partnership in the name of Jesus, I already placed his banner in my blog, it passes there then to give one checked, and it would like that you also were placing my banner in his blog, but this partnership is alone one will want.
Which God blesses and I wait for his contact.

Jane said...

Again...just what I needed to hear!
Thank you Nicole <><

Cynthia said...

Absolutely wonderful words of truth, this morning! Full of inspiration and praise. Off to create in my art studio--something full of praise and thanksgiving! Blessings!

Nicole said...

Thank you for stopping by Cynthia! Wonderful words of truth huh!?! Hope you had a wonderful day creating!!

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