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Wednesday, August 10, 2005

What I need

"Two things I ask of you, O LORD; do not refuse me before I die:
Keep falsehood and lies far from me;
give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread.
Otherwise, I may have too much and disown you and say, 'Who is the LORD ?'
Or I may become poor and steal, and so dishonor the name of my God.
(Pro 30:7-9)

Our problem is that we come to a point in our Christian life where we become comfortable and we stop surrendering all things to Christ. Surrender means that I have given God permission to change, mold or to rid my life of anything that hinders me from becoming all that He wants me to be. We need to surrender our anger to God and allow Him to change us. -- Jeff Simms

After coming through some ordeal, or coming to a point of personal growth, it is far too easy for me to forget God's presence and sovereignty over my life, and how much He really pulls me along, and guides my steps. I don't consciously do it, it just happens sometimes that I default to being independent of my own abilities. I forget how dependent God wants me to be of Him. This happened recently without me noticing, and I am glad that I have God's word written in the Proverbs to remind me to seek Him once again.

Through Jesus Christ, I have a personal relationship with the God of the Universe who is pouring out his abundant, over-the-top, gushing love for me, and there are days when I don't appreciate it.

I pray today that I am more sensitive to the Holy Spirits leading and God's will for me and His presence in all things.
In Jesus' name, Amen


At 10 August, 2005 17:16, Blogger Tori said...

That was a great post Mark, thanks for helping me to remember to surrender today. You are so right about becoming dependent on ourselves or other mortals. I don't mean to, but unless we stay in the Word and talk with God daily we can easily be lead to beleive that we are in control. Praise the Lord that the Holy Spirit intercedes for us and shows us though other saints that is not the case. Thank you Lord for being in control of my life!


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