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“As you abide in me, the power of my Spirit is at work in you to accomplish all that I desire to do in you and through you for the benefit of others. It is important for you to seek me, to pray, and to trust me especially when the way is not exactly clear.
I have called you to something greater than what you feel or what you see. I have put you where you are right now for my reasons and purposes. It will be well with you if you do not allow your own feelings of discontent and frustration to control your mind. When you do that your actions sometimes have consequences that you cannot take back and that will cause delays in my plans.
By abiding in me, you will stay supple and flexible so that my peace can guide you as you navigate through the uncomfortable parts of dealing with others. Your flesh rebels against these things, yet my plans are accomplished through them. So, accept them. Let the challenges further your communication with me so that not only the circumstances can change, but so that you will change as well.
You are not the expert you often think you are. That’s where I come in and as you lean into me, my power works through you to teach you and others the way of life. Submit to me, allow my Spirit its place upon the throne of your heart and you will see my glory. You will see the victories that I have in store for you.
You may trust me in this. In moments when you feel overcome by your flesh, look to me. I will set you free so that you will continue to move with the power of my Spirit working in you.”
- “The Queen of the South will rise at the judgement with this generation and condemn it; for she came from the ends of the earth to listen to Solomon’s wisdom, and now something greater than Solomon is here.” Matthew 12:42
- But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations. Psalm 33:11
- Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord himself, is the Rock eternal. Isaiah 26:4