EVERYTHING DOES NOT DEPEND UPON YOU

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Today there is still Christmas in the air………I saw HIS gift this early morning in the sky all soft and pink and blue.  GOD keeps coming for us, not just at Christmas, but every single day of the year.

And New Years is coming………somehow we think it is up to us to make those resolutions and try to do our life better.  Because we are given the message that for success and wellness, everything depends upon us.  But this is the enemy’s lie, so we will take our eyes off of GOD and place them upon ourselves.

And oh how we glorify ourselves…….the pride of social media has taught us to make ourselves into our own little gods, always looking for followers and likes.  This is the biggest lie going today…….and why?

BECAUSE EVERYTHING DOES NOT DEPEND UPON YOU OR REVOLVE AROUND YOU.

The biggest truth I have learned with cancer is that I am in no way in control and everything does not depend upon me!  My control is that………I have none.  And the pride of doing it all is such a dead end.

PSALM 46: 1  “GOD IS OUR REFUGE AND STRENGTH, A VERY PRESENT HELP IN TROUBLE.”

Do we go for help in that digital world, or do we go to GOD for our help to fight our battles?  Are all those followers really our comfort and help each day?  Or do we turn to the ONE who is the true PRINCE OF PEACE and lover of our very souls.  Whom do we put our ultimate trust in?

Nations will rage and kingdoms will fall, but the LORD of HOSTS is eternal and in complete control of every little and big thing.

PSALM 46:7  “THE LORD OF HOSTS IS WITH US, THE GOD OF JACOB IS OUR FORTRESS.”

Yes, we have a choice in life……..but every thing does not depend upon us.  There are so many things and situations that are way beyond our control.  One thing I do know, is that JESUS was born for us……..HE is not against us.  And HE will lead you, you only need to ask.  HE is the Holy ONE of heaven always there, always loving, always ready to forgive.

PSALM 5: 8  “LEAD ME, O LORD, IN YOUR RIGHTEOUSNESS BECAUSE OF MY ENEMIES, MAKE YOUR WAYS STRAIGHT BEFORE ME.”

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There is a path of light set before us……..GOD places it there, we need only look for it with a humble heart.  May our constant desire be to the ONE who will lead us in all paths of righteousness and peace.  This is what we can depend upon, HE leads us and is our guide because all depends upon HIM!

In these days now that lead up to the New Year, let us make a point to spend as much time in the WORD as we can, because it tells us there with much certainty that everything is from GOD and everything depends upon HIM, not us.  HIS HOLY word is for us, we only need to read it.  Don’t let your Bible collect dust.  And for every hour you spend on social media looking for likes and followers, spend twice as much time in HIS word for you.  It is dependable and true, and a love letter written to you by your beautiful Savior, JESUS CHRIST.

PSALM 103: 2  “BLESS THE LORD, O MY SOUL, AND FORGET NOT ALL HIS BENEFITS.”

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2 thoughts on “EVERYTHING DOES NOT DEPEND UPON YOU

  1. Phew! and Amen. I know I have responsibilities before God, but SO much peace in knowing that it all depends upon Him, and not me. As long as I look toward God (reading His Word), and run to Him, I know I can dwell in perfect peace.

    My ‘Hang on to Me’ passage from Isaiah 26.3, 4: Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength:

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