trust me by relinquishing control into my hands. let go, and recognize that i am god. this is my word: i made it and i control it. yours is a responsive part in the litany of love. i search among my children for receptivity to me. guard well this gift that i have planted in your heart. nurture it with the light of my presence.
when you bring me prayer requests, lay out your concerns before me. speak to me candidly; pour out your heart. then thank me for the answers that i have set into motion long before you can discern results. when your requests come to mind again, continue to thank me for the answers that are on the way. if you keep stating your concerns to me, you will live in a state of tension. when you thank me for how i am answering your prayers, your mind-set becomes much more positive. 
thankful prayers keep your focus on my presence and my promises. 
{40 Days with Jesus by Sarah Young}

i know that i have shared this with you before, but i'm a planner, a thinker, a do-er and well, i like thinking that i've got it together. but in my heart i know this is sinful and it's a struggle for me, almost every single day. if i think about it, most of my sinful actions stem from this {i mean besides just being human}. at the beginning of my day, i try to relinquish these feelings, because i know that if i don't give them up early, i will fall into the trap of thinking that i can do all things and be all things all day long, and that just is not the case. 

the words above are so encouraging to me; i want my life to be about what jesus has created for me, not what jesse can do for herself. so, i am going to try to "pour out my heart" and then "thank" got for the answers that he has "set into motion."  my sweet husband is finishing law school in may {praise jesus}. law school is all we have known for the past three years, and now a lot is up in the air, at least in our minds - clerkships, jobs, the possibility of moving, where do we want to live, what we can afford, and the list goes on. in the midst of this chapter in our lives coming to an end, i find extreme comfort knowing without a shadow of a doubt that jesus has us in his hands, and i want to, no i need to, embrace that with my whole heart! i hope that you too are able to "keep your focus on {his} presence and {his} promises." -j

let be and be still, and know {understand and recognize} that i am god. i will be exalted among the nations! i will be exalted in earth. -psalm 46:10
his divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires. -2 peter 1:3-4

1 comment:

  1. oh I love this and I def need to put this into practice in my own life...thanking God for already answering and completing everything I need in Jesus...daily!


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