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Friday, August 24, 2007 Jewel from this morning's devotions...

Each one must learn that their faith must rest in My ability, in My strength‚ in My love for them and others, in My total control of every situation. If they cannot trust Me that far, then they will not be able to find the path I have for them, and they will at best be ineffective in whatever they do, and at worst, will cause others to suffer.
I know each situation. I created each situation individually for each one of My chosen vessels. I planned every detail that comes into each one's life for a reason. Nothing is left to chance. If something goes wrong or seems wrong, it's for a reason.

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Monday, August 20, 2007

Things just don't happen to children of God,
They're part of a wonderful plan.
The troubles, reverses, the sorrows, the rod,
Are strokes of the great Sculptor's hand.

Persecution, tribulation come down like a storm,
Friends disappoint and withstand.
At last alone, bewildered, forlorn,
You look and He smiles, "This is planned!"

Things don't just happen to children of God,
The blueprint was made by His hand.
He designed all the details to conform to His Son,
So all things that happen are planned.

No matter what happens to those called His Own,
Events that are awful or grand,
Every trial of your life He sends from His Throne,
Things just don't happen, they're planned.

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Saturday, August 18, 2007

There are times when, after something really big has happened in our lives, we've gone through a very difficult time, or had to forsake something very dear to us, we reach a point through yieldedness and submission to the Lord's will in our lives where we realize that Jesus is truly enough.—Where our lives are relatively uncomplicated because we're not so worried about things, or so intensely hoping for them to turn out a certain way; the place where we count everything else "but loss" (Phil.3:8), worthless in comparison to our relationship with Jesus and our desire to solely fulfill His will for our lives.

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Tuesday, August 07, 2007 Have you read the new GN???!!! Soooo wonderful!

It might be a long fight and you might seem to be getting pretty beat up, but don't worry or fear. Your armor is good and it will hold. If you continue to call out to Me, I will strengthen you and keep you alive and help you to stand up again each time you get knocked down. And then, as I have promised, I will whisper instruction in your ears and point out the paths to victory. It might not look like there is an opening in Satan's attacks, or a weak spot that you can exploit, but trust Me, there is always a way.

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There may be weaknesses in your fighting style or things you've forgotten about. There may well be parts of your heart that aren't clean enough before Me yet, or aspects of your life that aren't fully captive to My humility. There could be many deficiencies in your strategy. But there will never be weaknesses or deficiencies in Me. Don't ever allow yourself to wonder whether a battle is actually winnable. I am always enough, and My weapons and power can always pull you through.

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Saturday, August 04, 2007

The Lord has promised that He will never give us more than we are able to bear. But sometimes it does seem as though He gives us more than we can take. Our Husband has said before that we should look at such times as a compliment—that if He's asking the seemingly impossible of us, He knows we can make it, that we're strong enough, that we have what it takes. But that's very different than the way we carnally view such times, often feeling instead that the Lord doesn't really know what He's doing, that He doesn't love us very much, or else He wouldn't ask so much of us.

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Friday, August 03, 2007 Soooo convicting!!

Whenever you begin feeling overburdened and stressed, in one way or another it's always because you haven't been obeying Me as you should; either you're not looking at the challenges and tests of life in the right way, or you're not handling them the right way. You're gradually becoming your own worst enemy, and believe it or not, unless you learn to operate differently and do things My way, you'll eventually get to the point that you feel so negative about things‚ you'll find yourself resenting your job and your calling in life, your circumstances, and even your very life for Me. You'll end up blaming Me or your shepherds and overseers for something that wasn't our fault in the first place.

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