Monday, May 10, 2010

The idolatry of self-reliance

This one is really hard!!!
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Don’t resist or run from the difficulties in your life.  These problems are not random mistakes.  They are hand-tailored blessings designed for your benefit and growth.  Embrace all the circumstances that I alow in your life, trusting Me to bring good out of them.  View problems as opportunities to rely more fully on Me.

When you start to feel stressed, let those feelings alert you to your need for Me.  Thus, your needs become doorways to deep dependence on Me, and increasing intimacy between us.  Although self-sufficiency is acclaimed in the world, reliance on Me produces abundant living in My kingdom.  Thank me for the difficulties in your life, since they provide protection from the idolatry of self-reliance.
John 15:5, 2 Corinthians 1:8-9, Ephesians 5:20
(Taken from May 10 – ‘Jesus Calling’)

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