Anyone who chooses to do the will of God will find out whether my teaching comes from God or whether I speak on my own. Whoever speaks on their own does so to gain personal glory, but he who seeks the glory of the one who sent him is a man of truth; there is nothing false about him. Has not Moses given you the law? Yet not one of you keeps the law. Why are you trying to kill me?”
On the last and greatest day of the festival, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.” By this he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive. Up to that time the Spirit had not been given, since Jesus had not yet been glorified.
John 7:17-19, 37-39
Father thank You for Your grace. Thank You for walking before me in every situation. Thank You for sending Your son to show Your children the way. Thank You for keeping him with us so that You always feel close.
Father let every decision I make, every word that I speak, every thought that I embrace, come from You. Always walk before me Lord; always bring the peace that I seek in every situation; always remove the blinders from my eyes and the eyes of all those I encounter; and always touch our hearts so that we can feel not just for and about ourselves but for others—even those we don’t know. Never let my heart harden where I no longer care about hurting or neglecting myself or other people.
Never let me think that I accomplish anything without Your loving grace and will. Never let me be selfish, but rather mold me to be selfless. Never let me use Your name in vain. Never let me use Your name as a declaration of power, mine or Yours—specifically when I make decisions that goes against Your commands. Hold me in my place that I may be stagnant if necessary Father, so that I don’t enter or leave a situation without it first being Your command to do so. Lord may all things be by Your will and not mine. In Your name and in Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
When you place God first in your life then your eyes are always opened, and you are never blind to the truth.
When you place God first in your life and keep your promise to follow Jesus, you are never lost or confused.
When you place God first in your life you will not walk in fear, but through it.
When you place God first in your life you will not make decisions before praying to Him first to show you the answer, the path, and the way.
When you place God first in your life it’s never about you and always about Him.
When you place God first in your life you give him the credit and the glory for everything positive that you do and that comes to you.
When you place God first in your life you are grateful for every thing, every person, every element of your life, and you never take it for granted or take on the attitude that you could care less if you have it or not, or walk in fear that someone other than Him can take those things from you.
When you place God first in your life then you know that no one can come between you and Him, or between you and His son Jesus.
When you place God first in your life you only surrender to Him and you only surrender to change by Him.
When you place God first in your life you learn to listen, obey, and follow Him without question or defiance. You do so because you believe and you know.
Stop being self-centered and learn to be God-centered!
I love you all so very much! May God continue to bless you and keep you!
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