"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"

Monday, April 16, 2012

Jesus Calling~ April 16th

I am calling you to a life of thankfulness.  I want all your moments to be punctuated with thanksgiving.  The basis for your gratitude is My sovereignty.  I am the Creator and Controller of the universe.  Heaven and earth are filled with My glorious Presence. 

When you criticize or complain, you are acting as if you thing you could run the world better than I do.  From your limited human perspective, it may look as if I’m mismanaging things.  But you don’t know what I know or see what I see.  If I pulled back the curtain to allow you to view heavenly realms, you would understand much more.  However, I have designed you to live by faith, not by sight.  I lovingly shield you from knowing the future or seeing into the spirit world.  Acknowledge My sovereignty by giving thanks in all circumstances.

 

And they were calling to one another:

   “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty;
   the whole earth is full of his glory.” ~Isaiah 6:3

 

For we live by faith, not by sight. ~2 Corinthians 5:7

 

give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. ~1 Thessalonians 5:38

 

My thoughts:

Ouch!  How many times have we said, “ We may not understand but He is in control.” and then we still complain about it, maybe not out loud but inside.. we say, “Lord why is this happening?  How is it that this world is so bad? “  Might even think at times, “why are You allowing this to happen”  I hate to admit but that last one I have said from time to time… especially with what I think are needless deaths, young ones getting cancer, abused, killed.  I know that He has a reason for everything and one day when He pulls that curtain back we will understand it all!  I can’t wait for that day!

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. I am sharing them with everyone because each day is such a wonderful reminder of His love for us!!!

Jesus Calling App

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

keep on sharing these truths. this devotional has really blessed me many times. i didint have it on hand today so i googled the date and title and your blog came up. lol it worked, thank you and god bless.
stay strong,
petra

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