Sometimes these posts just really hit home.  Like a slap in the face, come to Jesus moment…  How often do you find yourself doing everything in YOUR power to solve a problem?  Do you find yourself DETERMINED to be independent, to do something on your own?  We like to be in charge of our destiny.  Well, I do.

 I know better.  I’ve been there, done that many times.  I know better.   I can’t do it alone.  It is only when I turn to God for help that things begin to fall into place.  It is only when I turn to God that the terrible weight is lifted from my shoulders.  Is the weight getting hard to carry?  God is waiting, waiting for you to let Him carry the load for you and give you a freedom that only He can give.

 Lord, let me always rely on you, giving you my troubles, sickness and every kind of pain that comes along.  Let me realize every day that my independence comes from my dependence on you.  Let me give you, and only you, the praise, glory and gratitude that You so richly deserve.  Thank you for who you are and who you are turning me into.

In Jesus’ name,

Amen

 Pray for Jean

 In His light,

Lois

BY RICK WARREN

“For the kingdom of God is not just a lot of talk; it is living by God’s power.” (1 Corinthians 4:20 NLT)

To live a fulfilled life, you have to live by God’s power. 

The Bible says in 1 Corinthians 4:20,“For the kingdom of God is not just a lot of talk; it is living by God’s power”(NLT).

Did you know God does not bless self-reliant people? He blesses people who are dependent upon him and surrendered to him.

God wants to use you, but you must live by his power. Ephesians 3:20 says, “Through his mighty power at work within us, he is able to accomplish infinitely more than we would ever dare to ask or hope.”

God is able to do more than you can ever imagine. So how do you get God’s power in your life? There are three ways.

You get God’s power by praying. If you don’t have any power in your life that tells me one thing: You’re not praying. Prayer and power go together.

 You get God’s power by taking risks to obey God. When you take a risk to do what God tells you to do, even when it’s hard or unpopular, even when it may cost you, even when it doesn’t make sense, even when nobody else is doing it, God will pour out his power in your life.

You get God’s power by not giving up.

Don’t give up! In order for God to grow your faith, he’s got to test it. When you’re going through difficulties and delays and dead ends and despair and discouragement, God is teaching you to trust him. If you hang on, God will bless you.

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