“Whoever trusts his own heart is a fool. Whoever walks in wisdom will survive.” Proverbs 28:26 (GW)
When I think of the cost God sacrificed for me, His Son beaten, scourged, and left hanging on a cross to die, why then is it so difficult for me to believe I am worthy to allow God to give me the endless supply of life? Any effort of mine to “hang on” to my problems, my doubts, or my fears paralyzes me to trust God.
My decision to let go of all the sin that keeps me from having the full life of God may cost me time, money, energy, reputation, talents, or resources, any or all is a heavy price tag but none greater than the cost paid by God. Once I have made the complete and effective decision about my sin, I let go and allow the life that was in Jesus become mine because of the Cross.
Praying the Scriptures:
“For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant (to me) to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in (my) inner being, so that Christ may dwell in (my heart) through faith – that (I) being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that (I) may be filled with all the fullness of God.” Ephesians 3:14-19 (GW)
Time is limited on earth. I am imperfect. But I must not allow the limited time and my own imperfection keep me from making the decision to move forward in faith to accomplish the will of God.
“(I) know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him. For the death he died he died to sin, once for all, but the life he lives he lives to God. So (I) also must consider (myself) dead to sing and alive to God in Jesus Christ.” Romans 6:9-11(GW)
Prayer Journal Prompt:
“COME CLOSE TO GOD, AND HE WILL COME CLOSE TO YOU.” JAMES 4:8 (GW)
What am I hanging on to that paralyzes me to trust God?
How do I feel about God’s decision about sacrificing His Son, Jesus Christ?
Why does God think I am worthy of His Son?
What do I want to allow God to do with my life?
What does it mean, “Whoever walks in wisdom will survive?”
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