Monday, April 22, 2013


Make God Your Source of Approval

An epidemic of insecurity is stealing the joy of life from many people in our society today and causing major problems in their relationships. I know the effect insecurity can have on lives because I experienced it myself. I know what it does to a person.

Those who are insecure, often seek the approval of others to try to overcome their feelings of rejection and low self-esteem. They are approval addicts.

When we struggle with insecurity, only one thing will set us free, and that is God's truth. The truth is that we don't need to struggle to get from man what God freely gives us: love, acceptance, approval, security, worth and value.

He is our Refuge, our High Tower, our Strength, our Stronghold in times of trouble and our Hiding Place (see Psalm 9:9; 31:4; 32:7; 37:39; 46:11). Our worth, value, acceptance and approval come from Him. As long as we have those, we have the most valuable things in the world.

As you look to Him, you will be lifted to new levels of freedom, becoming the confident, mature person you were created to be.

Prayer Starter: Lord, I look to You for security. I focus on the truth - You are my refuge and strength. You give me love and acceptance. In You alone I am completely confident.

By Joyce Meyer

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That Journey Rev Gary
As I read this my reflections of the journey to making God my Source flashed before me. 

Let me say with utter honesty this Journey is not and will not be an easy one; as God dismantles all the hidden props of our life and we find ourselves suspended in envelope of circumstances of which we have no controls and no abilities to alter rectify or influence in any manner or form. 

A place where such attempts fail without end till you prostrate yourself before God and Give Up. Discovering that without him you can do no one thing, to influence or motivate God to do what you want or what you perceive is needed. 

Being brought to this place you cast yourself before the absolute mercy and grace of God and WAIT. . . WAIT . . . WAIT . . . WAIT . . . WAIT . . . until the LORD ACTS.

No journey worth taking in God comes without the buffeting and bruises which God seems to allow "only for our good mind you" to shape us into that which we have been created for. 

When does the Enduring Journey End? you may ask.

Simply When you do. And He Takes over.