Saturday, December 17, 2016
"I AM Calling" you to Me
For a number of years I've been writing down some insights and 'Words from the Lord" based on scripture. They've been complied into a daily devotion " I AM Calling" which will be available t soon. Here are a few samples I hope encourage and minister to you.
Man’s nature is rebellious. It is the first sin of Adam to rebel against my plans and then blame another. I have given you much freedom, but many of you trample that freedom and bring yourselves into bondage. I have given you My commandments to walk in and abide by. They bring your rebellious nature under My authority. They reveal man’s need for Me in order to keep them. They show man what I consider to be just. The burden of My commands is light in comparison to the burden of sin. Sin weighs you down and ultimately leads to death. My appointed path brings peace and life. It will usher you into My presence. It will bring unending joy and a glorious eternal reward.
"Being confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ" (Philippians 1:6).
I AM faithful. I will work in your life to the degree that you allow Me. It is My desire that you mature in spiritual matters as well as practical matters of living. Trusting Me is the most practical thing you can do. It releases faith and allows blessings to flow.
I AM involved in the small details of your life as well as the big picture. I know all about you, your strengths and weaknesses and I use them both. I do not leave things undone. Unlike humanity, I finish the projects I begin. I began a work in you and it is I who will see it through. You need only cooperate because I do not trespass your will unless you give me permission.
Be confident in this and do not doubt when the storm clouds roll in, for they will indeed bring rain. Yet rain causes living things to grow both in the natural and the spiritual. Look forward to your day of completion and be assured of its coming.
“And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work” (2 Corinthians 9:8).
I provide all the grace you need. What is grace? My unmerited favor. You don’t earn it, but you can receive it, if you want. My grace abounds, that is it runs over freely. My grace will do a work in you. It will give you strength when you feel weak. It will give you courage when you feel fearful. It will give you hope when you feel hopeless. My grace will provide everything you need for every good work. Thank about that. Every good work, that’s a lot of works. You will not only have enough, but abundance. That’s how grace operates—abundantly. Once my grace is utilized, it keeps streaming like a gurgling brook. It’s full of life. It is thirst quenching and purifying. It cleanses the spirit and the soul. But only you can appropriate grace and take advantage of it. Angels and demons don’t need grace, human beings do. Are you ready for it? Then simply ask.
"Your command is exceedingly broad" (Psalm 119:98).
The Psalmist knew that My commandments are not burdensome. They are a lamp to your feet and they light your way in a dark world. My commands keep you on the best path. I know what is best for you because I made you. Contrary to what people believe, My way leads you into a broad place. Though the gate is narrow that leads to life, once you pass though it, it leads to a broad plain.
My commandments show you how to come into a place of mercy, kindness, goodness, forgiveness and love. Love is the broadest place you can live in and abide. But the problem today is that people misinterpret what true love is. That is why there are so many broken hearts and broken children today. My love is agape, unconditional love. Your love is limited and narrow. My love is broad and freeing. You can only know real freedom though My Son, Jesus Christ. All else in counterfeit.
“You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore (Psalm 16:11).
If you are interested in purchasing a copy, which will be ready in late December or early January, you can PREORDER for $12.99, which is four dollars off list price plus $3 shipping price. Either leave a comment or e-mail me @ anitawriter7@ yahoo.com and I will give you the details.
Posted by Anita Estes at 12/17/2016