Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that God’s hand is ever working in, and over, our lives. The message ties in perfectly with Saturday’s message about straying.
In Saturday’s message, we’re bid to learn the overcoming power of Jesus. He wasn’t daunted by anything or anyone. He knew who and whose He was, what His standards and boundaries were, and what His destiny was. He also knew His purpose(s). We all serve many different purposes in life. They come according to needs-of others, and ourselves.
The way this message ties in with that one, is that it reminds us that there is a seal on our lives. We are sealed to God Almighty, through Jesus Christ, our Lord. We are reminded that He leads us-out of darkness to light, out of despair to hope and victory, out of temptation to overcoming power. It is when we remember that seal is on us and our lives, that those standards and boundaries become clear and strong. That’s how I can drink one bottle of beer or one glass of wine and be done. I know who and whose I am, what my standard is, what my boundaries are, what my strengths and weaknesses are. I know who is right there with me when I am drinking that bottle of beer or glass of wine.
There is so very much strength in being mindful of that seal on our lives. If you walk out your front door with it in mind, you can walk away from anything! It isn’t that Jesus needs to be called to our sides. It is that we need to remain mindful that He is there. And, He’s not there to judge you or condemn you. He’s there to help you, to encourage you. He’s there to give you the strength to get up and walk away. It works in reverse too. He can give you the strength to go somewhere you need to go, or do something you need to do. Remember, His strength is made perfect in our weakness. When we stay mindful of Him and His seal on our lives, His strength can, and will be perfected in us, to overcome the weakness.
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Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, August 10, 2019, 11:41 a.m.