How refreshing is this fact…Jesus never changes! When you climbed out of bed this morning, regardless of how you might have felt and the subtle changes you went through, He had not changed during the night. He is trustworthy and consistent.
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Hebrews 13:8
No matter what your situation, you can turn to Jesus. Turn to Jesus…what does that mean? Obviously not just a physical turning, but something more practical and powerful. Turning our back on the world’s values, ways of measuring success, influences, and decision-making strategies. Turning away from the desires of our flesh.
What choices are you facing? We all make one very key decision in every circumstance we face that determines the outcome of that particular situation…The choice of what lenses will I use to view, experience, and assess this particular event God has allowed to come into my life. Turning toward, understanding, grabbing hold of, and using God’s instruction, forgiveness, grace, promises, and character to form the lenses I use. This is what is meant by turning toward Jesus. Following Jesus…choosing His way, His lenses, not yours…choose to receive His love…choose to trust Him.
If you do this, you will of course still have problems and challenges…but each one of these opportunities (yes, I called them opportunities) will grow you more powerfully psychologically and spiritually, because it won’t be you who is responding to the adversity, but it will be Jesus who lives in you, who will be responding.
Today, choose to trust Jesus and do things His way, God has room to work in your life. He will help you move on past the hurt or pain or failures of the past. He will give you hope for the future. Use lenses based on who He is and what He teaches, don’t use those distorted lenses, with all the muck we’ve accumulated from this world.
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11
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Dear Father God, I do want to trust You, not just verbalizing it, but actually doing it in every circumstance. I know You love me and that Your plan for me is the best plan. Please keep me on track…show me the next step…and the next after that. I pray this and all prayers in the name of the one who I choose to follow, Jesus Christ; and all God’s children say – AMEN!
Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track. Don’t assume that you know it all. Run to God! Run from evil!
My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.