Thursday, September 28, 2017

Todays and Tomorrows

Encouragement for your daily walk with God 

Go to any bookstore and you’ll see it for yourself. The shelves are filled with self-help books. You would think that people are starving for personal improvement, self-actualization, self-empowerment, and inner strength — something to help them get a grip on today, and also their tomorrows. 

If you are a true Christ follower, think about this: Jesus triumphed over death, the greatest enemy. Our battles, then, are minor in comparison, lesser foes. And, we walk through life with the knowledge that He has already won the war.

With that in mind, let’s stop trying to manipulate God to handle our todays and tomorrows according to our dictates and wishes. The more we let Him be in charge, the more we open the door for His redemptive purposes in our lives. Here’s a novel approach, let’s pray, “YOUR will be done,” and get out of the way! He knows what’s best, so allow His ideas to take control. 

Keep growing in faith. That will enable you to trust God increasingly without knowing what’s around the next corner. Henry Ward Beecher said, “Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.” 

For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways,” declares the Lord. Isaiah 55.8

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