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The Lord is My Strength

All three devotionals I read in the morning have the same theme today, the Lord is our strength and provider in all things.  Do not look to your own strength, your own resources (money) your own will in life.  It’s easy to do when you have money in the bank, food in the cupboard and gas in the tank of your car.  Never forget Who’s you are and how you got where you are.

Blessings

Where Do You Place Your Confidence?
April 9th, 2014 by Os Hillman

“Satan rose up against Israel and incited David to take a census of Israel.” -1 Chronicles 21:1

God always requires total trust in Him alone for our victories in life. Throughout Scripture we are cautioned not to place our trust in the strength of horses, other men or our own abilities. In 1 Chronicles, David’s decision to take a census was a failure to keep his trust totally upon the Lord.

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Arriving vs. Abiding
April 9th, 2014 by Charis Hillman Brown

“If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.” -John 15:7

Do you ever just feel like you want to “get there”? Are you always feeling tension between where you are now and where you feel called to be? I am reminded of a Switchfoot song, “This is Your Life”, whose lyrics reflected, “This is your life, are you who you want to be? This is your life, is it everything you dreamed that it would be?” It’s true that we never “arrive” in our Christian walk – we are always maturing and progressing, until the day we leave this earth.

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Balance the Natural and the Spiritual
TGIF Today God Is First Volume 2 by Os Hillman
Wednesday, April 09 2014

“No king is saved by the size of his army; no warrior escapes by his great strength. A horse is a vain hope for deliverance; despite all its great strength it cannot save” (Psalm 33:16-17).

The Bible tells us not to put our confidence in things the world considers to be our protection, defense, or strength. However, the man or woman who does not perform well on the job is left behind in today’s competitive world. Not only is this typical of the world at large, but even many Christians promote the importance of identifying our strengths and encourage us to move in them to accomplish God’s will. Yet, throughout the Bible, we are discouraged from depending upon our own strengths. Instead, we are urged to rely totally upon the Lord.

Read more: Balance the Natural and the Spiritual

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