January 4, 2023
If God woke you up this morning,
If God woke you up this morning, that is an awesome testimony of His Love..God has done so much for me, not only for what He has brought into my life but also for what He has taken out of my life. He has protected me in so many ways. God is my strength and fortress forever. Sometimes, it helps to look around. When I see how other people are going through their own struggles and, in some cases, far worse than mine, it helps me realize that I am still blessed and that God has given me good things in life. I have found that many times my outlook on life is often skewed when I only focus on the challenges of today or the thing I greatly desire, which I do not possess.. When I take time to “count my blessings” and remember the things that God has done, I often realize how much my life is filled with good things! When I remember the times when things were really hard and how God intervened then, it helps me remember to trust Him for the challenges of today. I know that even though life is uncertain, God is sure, and I can count on Him to have good plans and
At first, you may see clearly what God’s will is
At first, you may see clearly what God’s will is— the severance of a friendship, the breaking off of a business relationship, or something else you feel is distinctly God’s will for you to do. But never act on the impulse of that feeling. If you do, you will cause difficult situations to arise, which will take years to untangle. Wait for God’s timing, and He will do it without any heartache or disappointment. When it is a question of the providential will of God, wait for God to move.-....(Jer. 33:3) Once you have seen Him, you can never be the same. Other things will not have the appeal they did before. You should always recognize the difference between what you see Jesus to be and what He has done for you. If you see only what He has done for you, your God is not big enough.
But if you have had a vision, seeing Jesus as He really is, experiences can come and go, yet you will endure “as seeing Him who is invisible” (Hebrews 11:27). The man who was blind from birth did not know who Jesus was until Christ appeared and revealed Himself to him (see John 9). Jesus appears to those for whom He has done something, but we cannot order or predict when He will come. He may appear suddenly, at any turn. Then you can exclaim, “Now I see Him!” (see John 9:25). Jesus must appear to you and to your friend individually; no one can see Jesus with your eyes. And division takes place when one has seen Him and the other has not. You cannot bring your friend to the point of seeing; God must do it. Have you seen Jesus? If so, you will want others to see Him too. “And they went and told it to the rest, but they did not believe them either” (Mark 16:13). When you see Him, you must tell, even if they don’t believe. “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters.”-Psalms 23...Psalms 23 is so dear to my heart...for me it means.. When there seems to be no way out of this sorrow. The shock of grief seems to stop everything, and then God's grace gives us momentum to carry us through, when there is no reason to move
When you’re on your deathbed
When you’re on your deathbed, it’s only Jesus who will save you. And it’s only Jesus whom you will stand before. When it’s all said and done, it’s only Jesus. Live for Him in this coming year!