Jesus Calling: August 18thExpect to encounter adversity in your life, remembering that you live in a deeply fallen world. Stop trying to find a way that circumvents difficulties. The main problem with an easy life is that it masks your need for Me. When you became a Christian, I infused My very Life into you, empowering you to live on a supernatural plane by depending on Me.
Anticipate coming face to face with impossibilities: situations totally beyond your ability to handle. This awareness of your inadequacy is not something you should try to evade. It is precisely where I want you - the best place to encounter Me in My Glory and Power. When you see armies of problems marching toward you, cry out to Me! Allow Me to fight for you. Watch Me working on your behalf, as you rest in the shadow of My Almighty Presence.
Revelation 19:1 (NLT)
Songs of Victory in Heaven
1 After this, I heard what sounded like a vast crowd in heaven shouting,
“Praise the Lord!
Salvation and glory and power belong to our God."
Additional insight regarding Revelation 19:1: Praise is the heartfelt response to God by those who love him. The more you get to know God and realize what he has done, the more you will respond with praise. Praise is at the heart of true worship. Let your praise of God flow out of your realization of who he is and how much he loves you.
Psalm 91:1 (NLT)
1 Those who live in the shelter of the Most High
will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
Additional insight regarding Psalm 91:1: God is a shelter, a refuge when we are afraid. The writer's faith in God as protector would carry him through all the dangers and fears of life. This should be a picture of our trust - trading all our fears for faith in him, no matter how intense our fears. To do this we must "live" and "rest" with him. By entrusting ourselves to his protection and pledging our daily devotion to him, we will be kept safe.
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