Thursday, January 5, 2012

Jesus Calling Daily Devotional - January 5th

Jesus Calling Daily Devotional
Date: January 5th

You can achieve the victorious life through living in deep dependence on Me. People usually associate victory with success: not falling or stumbling, not making mistakes. But those who are successful in their own strength tend to go their own way, forgetting about Me. It is through problems and failure, weakness and neediness that you learn to rely on Me.

True dependence is not simply asking Me to bless what you have decided to do. It is coming to Me with an open mind and heart, inviting me to plant My desires within you. I may infuse within you a dream that seems far beyond your reach. You know that in yourself you can not achieve such a goal. Thus begins your journey of profound reliance on Me. It is a faith-walk, taken one step at the time, leaning on Me as much as you need. This is not a path of continual success but of multiple failures. However, each failure is followed by a growth spurt, nourished by increased reliance on Me. Enjoy the blessedness of a victorious life, through deepening your dependence on Me.

Related Scriptures:

Psalm 34:17-18 "The Lord hears his people when they call to him for help. He rescues them from all their troubles.The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed."

2 Corinthians 5:7 "For we live by believing and not by seeing"

Note: These devotions are from author Sarah Young and you can find the book at many online and local stores.

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