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Thursday, July 21, 2011


But blessed are those who trust in the LORD and have made the LORD their hope and confidence. Jeremiah 17:7 NLT
Isaiah 49:23, “Then you will know that I am the LORD. Those who hope in me will not be disappointed.
Romans 10:17 tells us that “faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ” (NASB
 “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to [her] who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23 NASB).
“This is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us” (1 John 5:14 NASB)
 Romans 10:17 tells us that “faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ” (NASB), so let’s pray these promises out loud again and again.
“Those who hope in me will not be disappointed” (Isa. 49:23).
“See, I am doing a new thing!” (Isa. 43:19). “And we know that
in all things God works for the good of those who love him,
who have been called according to his purpose” (Rom. 8:28).
“All things are possible to [her] who believes” (Mark 9:23 NASB).

Anger and bitterness

I am struggling with anger and bitterness again. Things that I thought I had laid to rest keep resurrecting themselves or I keep resurrecting them, one or the other.
Father, I want to be empty of all anger and bitterness. I want to be a vessel to be used for Your glory.
As an act of my will, I once again, lay down this anger and bitterness at the foot of the cross. Your precious Son defeated sin and death once and for all. I am free from the power of anger and bitterness by His sacrifice. I forgive all who have hurt me and release it to You.
Thank you, Father for receiving this burden.
I love you so much.
Started my 7 day doubt diet today. I had no idea that in doubting myself, I was doubting God's ability to overcome my obstacles to success. I want to remove the boundaries I am setting for Him. He can do all things through me. He is able.
I don't think I knew I was struggling with self doubt. I don't think I thought that doubting myself was something that I needed to correct, something that was keeping me from doing all God has for me to do. I don't often doubt Him. But I doubt myself and in doing so, I am doubting His ability to overcome my obstacles... to success. I just didn't realize it. What an eye opening devotional!
I love Him so much. He is everything. His love, compassion, faithfulness, mercy, joy, light, hope, peace....fill my empty spaces. I am so empty without Him. And so humbled that He loves me and you. We know how undeserving we are.
I want to do and be all He has called me to do and be, to His glory...

And I label this self doubt.... humility....
It's true. I am base and lowly without Him. I am empty without Him. I am nothing. But He fills our emptiness with all good things and is able to do great things through us. We just have to submit to His power and glory and allow Him to work. Philippians 4:19, "I can do all things through Christ who strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13, "And my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches and glory in Christ Jesus."
It's true, He has given me talents, gifts and ablities that He can use to His glory. But they are worthless without Him. That is still true.
But letting a false humility prevent Him from using them is so sad.
It's not humility, it's doubt. I just didn't realize it.