Jesus Calling for March 24
This is a time in your life when you must learn to let go: of loved ones, of possessions, of control. In order to let go of something that is precious to you, you need to rest in My Presence, where you are complete. Take time to bask in the Light of My Love. As you relax more and more, your grasping hand gradually opens up, releasing your prized possession into My care.
You can feel secure, even in the midst of cataclysmic changes, through awareness of My continual Presence. The One who never leaves you is the same One who never changes: I am the same yesterday, today and forever. As you release more and more things into My care, remember that I never let go of your hand. Herein lies your security, which no one and no circumstance can take from you.
I read this when I got to work this morning. It really spoke to my heart. I have such a difficult time releasing my hold on anything. Even if my hold is really just an illusion.
I know Jesus is telling me, I have to open my hands. I have to relax in Him. The Holy Spirit nudges me to drop my arms and let Him lead.
“I can’t do new things when you are holding on to the old things.”
For the miraculous to happen, I have to be obedient in allowing Him to lead and handle my life, my thoughts, my fears, my insecurities.
In the final week of our study of Discerning the Voice of God, Priscilla states, “How many times have I forfeited God’s blessing in my life? I want to see God’s supernatural activity. I don’t just want to hear about it and watch it from afar. I want to experience it. As Abraham’s difficult obedience yielded supernatural results, wo will ours.”
My receiving God’s blessings is more about me not listening and obeying than God not doing. God beckons me to obey and draw closer to Him. The closeness is more dependent on me than on Him. It is laying down my list an dmy will to follow Him. It is truly, completely giving Him lordship.
But it is so very difficult for me. And I am ashamed of how hard it is.
Forgive me Lord.