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Jesus Calling: August 23rd, 2021

Jesus Calling: August 23rd

Entrust your loved ones to Me; release them into My protective care. They are much safer with Me than in your clinging hands. If you let a loved one become an idol in your heart, you endanger that one--as well as yourself. Remember the extreme measures I used with Abraham and Isaac. I took Isaac to the very point of death to free Abraham from son-worship. Both Abraham and Isaac suffered terribly because of the father's undisciplined emotions. I detest idolatry, even in the form of parental love.
     When you release loved ones to Me, you are free to cling to My hand. As you entrust others into My care, I am free to shower blessings on them. My Presence will go with them wherever they go, and I will give them rest. This same Presence stays with you, as you relax and place your trust in Me. Watch to see what I will do.

RELATED SCRIPTURE:

Genesis 22:9-12 (NLT)
9 When they arrived at the place where God had told him to go, Abraham built an altar and arranged the wood on it. Then he tied his son, Isaac, and laid him on the altar on top of the wood. 10 And Abraham picked up the knife to kill his son as a sacrifice. 11 At that moment the angel of the Lord called to him from heaven, “Abraham! Abraham!”
“Yes,” Abraham replied. “Here I am!”
12 “Don’t lay a hand on the boy!” the angel said. “Do not hurt him in any way, for now I know that you truly fear God. You have not withheld from me even your son, your only son.”

Additional insight regarding Genesis 22:12: It is difficult to let go of what we deeply love. What could be more proper than to love your only child? Yet when we do give to God what he asks, he returns to us far more than we could dream. The spiritual benefits of his blessings far outweigh our sacrifices. Have you withheld your love, your children, or your time from him?

Ephesians 3:20 (NLT)
20 Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.

Additional insight regarding Ephesians 3:20-21: This doxology - prayer of praise to God - ends Part 1 of Ephesians. In the first section, Paul describes the timeless role of the church. In Part 2 (chapters 4-6), he will explain how church members should live in order to bring about the unity God wants. As in most of his books, Paul first lays a doctrinal foundation and then makes practical applications of the truths he has presented.

Exodus 33:14 (NLT)
14 The Lord replied, “I will personally go with you, Moses, and I will give you rest—everything will be fine for you.”

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5 comments:

  1. Perfect Word for me today. I've been clinging to hope and care for our beloved kitty, Faith, only 4 years old with sudden onset of kidney failure. I'm broken, but thankfully have Jesus. Faith is hereby fully entrusted to Jesus' care, as she should be.

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    1. I am so sorry for your loss. We had to let Arliss our dog of 12 years go a few years back. .Thru all the confusion the Lord gave me Psalm 36:6. It help me immensely. There is much more to the story, but Jesus is faithful and has conquered death.

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  2. CavsoldierAugust 23, 2021

    Father today I trust in you to look after my wife,kids and brothers. I know you can do far greater than I. Thank You Lord. Amen.

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  3. Father please forgive me. You've poured out Abundant Blessings I'm still yet I clean I cling to the one that it's not there yet it's not committed. I've tried in my own flesh and it has failed me. I have let go and things have flourished and grown but it always comes back to trust. You told me what was going to happen you told me a long time ago and you also told me to be patient and wait. I have waited patiently but when I see him choosing wrong but I see him choosing to please people over the ministry that you have given both of us it breaks my heart. I know I could not do anything in my power to change his mind to help him see to change his heart. I struggle with all of this because I am very independent and I'm also very vulnerable. I don't want to be the clinging hands I want to walk in freedom. So Lord I will I will lay him at the altar at your feet I want to see what you can do I've already seen what you can do in his life and I want the rest to be done according to your will. Give me clarity please give me clarity and continue to use me as a vessel but if I need to step back show me and I'll step back. You know I'll follow you wherever you go and I'll give up whatever I need to give up I've already proven that I've done that and I'll continue to do it over and over and over again. Thank you for being so loving and so merciful

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  4. Because I know you to be faithful in your word I will trust you and only you GOD as your word has never come void I love you LORD I will trust you all the days of my life..

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