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You see, we are all called to run a race for Jesus, and repentance is the starting line of that race. It’s futile to try to run the race if you never made it to the starting line to begin with! This is the problem with many believers today. They are trying to follow the Lord, but they have never truly repented and surrendered their lives to Jesus Christ. The result of the false gospel so prevalent today can be seen in churches full of half-hearted Christians whose lives are still centered on selfishness and the principles of the world. Jesus came to bring the kingdom of God to the earth. He came to completely transform individuals, families and nations from the inside out – a radical revolution that would change the world through obedient, blood-bought servants who are willing to bow their knee and say, “Lord, after all You have done for me, what would You have me do for You?” – WRITTEN BY BROTHER YUN

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

YOU CAN DEPEND ON GOD FOR ANYTHING - NICE ARTICLE TAKEN FROM A FORWARDED EMAIL



Some of us have trouble depending on anyone. Usually it stems from being burned; having had a parent who walked out on us; a husband or a wife who betrayed us; or someone significant who let us down and made us think twice before we depended on anyone again.

We find ourselves thinking "I don't need anyone. I'm on my own. And I'm doing just fine." But how that mindset must hurt the One who longs for us to depend on Him!​

If you've prided yourself on not needing anyone, or have just feared trusting another person because of disappointment or betrayal; God wants to more than make up for your disappointment in someone else by showing you, in His Word that He's the most reliable One you could ever depend on.

Scripture tells us wonderful things about the God who wants us to depend upon Him!

1. God can be trusted with your provision! 

When we think of someone to depend on, we often think in terms of financial stability. "My God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:19. Jesus, Himself, knew we would be concerned about material things like food, clothing and making ends meet, and therefore, He told His followers: "Do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink or about your body, what you will wear...Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?" Matthew 6:25-26.

That sounds like a pretty clear "Don't worry about it" statement from the Son of God. In other words, "You have a God who is in control; so don't feel that you have to be." Those are reassuring words for anyone who feels they have no one to depend on.

2. God can be trusted with your protection!

We can invest in a top-of-the-line security system for our homes and take all sorts of pre-cautionary measures to protect all that we have but ultimately God is the one who protects us and keeps us safe.

The Psalmist tells us: "I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety." Psalms 4:8. And Psalms 121:2-3 assures us "My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip -- he who watches over you will  not slumber."

3. God can be trusted with your problems!

We can plan out our lives, but ultimately God is in control of our destiny. Scripture tells us He knows the beginning, as well as the end of our days and has assigned us our "portion" and established our "delightful inheritance" Psalms 16:5-8. That means He knows every event that occurs in our lives and every incident that takes us by surprise.

God is so gracious that even when we take the reins and start trying to control things and we mess up, He steps in and gets us back on the right path. Psalms 37:23-24 tells us "If the Lord delights in a man's way, he makes his steps firm; though he stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord uphold him with his hand."

And we who know Christ have the wonderful assurance from Scripture that God will work every bad move, unexpected situation, mistake on our part, or tragedy on the part of someone else, and work it for good in our lives.

As Romans 8:28 assures us:  "We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to His purpose."

Deuteronomy 33:26 says “…no other god is like ours – he rides across the skies to come and help us. The eternal God is our hiding place; he carries us in his arms….”

Whether it's protecting you, providing for you, or working out your troubles-God can be trusted to care for His own. 

Won't you start looking to Him as the One you can depend on?

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