Tuesday, September 11, 2007

The old saying goes; The Lord helps those who help themselves.

In Truth;

God helps those who call on Him!
James 4:1-16;

I’m learning to ask for help, and not try to do things in my own strength. That is where I get off track. It is His help I need. With Him I can do anything!! I’ve often thought that if only we had more money things would get better but I’m learning not to wish for riches so I can have what I want, but pray for my loved ones asking God to provide for us all. Being willing to wait instead of going into debt because I can’t wait to have what I want. God’s best is so much better than we ever dreamed. Being willing to wait, asking Him to supply the things we need and want and then willingly working and waiting for them.

In calling on God I must be willing to submit to His will. It really isn’t that bad. Submitting brings a freedom that will bless us and all who care about us. If He tells me no, or doesn’t provide something I want I must be willing to let it go. I have to watch that I don’t yearn for it. After all they are only things and if it isn’t in God’s will for me right now then I must trust Him. When I need help letting go I’m learning to ask God for help.

His provision and will in my life is so much better for me and my family than what I want. His love for me is more important than anything this world has to offer and I’m learning that taking time daily, even moment by moment to spend with Him blesses me far better than anything else can.

So, I’m learning to Trust God in other areas too. I guess growing and learning don’t stop as we age. I’m glad He is willing to continue patiently teaching me. How wonderful to know He is always there waiting to hear from me, waiting for my heart to seek Him.

James 4:6b-8a KJV Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw night to God and he will draw night to you.

2 comments:

Lisa said...

Great post! I guess we all need to be reminded about the importance of relying on Him.

Marian Merritt said...

Mary,

Great post. It's a wonderful reminder on who is in control.

Welcome to blogsphere, it's always nice to hear from you.

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