Day 11: Dare To Live No Longer For Self

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Meditate on Psalm 23:1-6, John 10:10, 2 Corinthians 5:14-15

I no longer live, Christ lives in me!

Sometimes we get a mindset of rebellion, “I’m grown, no one can tell me what to do!”  When we try to protect ourselves, we often put up walls that keep even God’s voice out. We want to do things our way. Yet we were created for something bigger and better than our way. Being in control is a key component in many peoples lives, and when we feel out of control….wooooooooooooooooooooooo

The saints of old leaned towards a a different kind of life. The love of Christ influenced them in such a dramatic way, they no longer desired self interest. They longed for the influence of God.

Lay your self aside, believe that God’s love is powerful enough to protect us, keep us, guide us and move us into everything we will ever need in our lifetime.  When we really start to believe this, we begin to live differently

Jesus said “I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry” John 6:35

“I am the good shepherd, the good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep” John 10:11

“I have come that they  may have life, and have it more abundantly” John 10:10

Full life is not merely a figment of the imagination. Do you really want to be free, to live a different life? Then you must go back to the basics, the essentials of faith and learn what it means to put all your faith in the truths of the scripture

God loves us unconditionally

He wants the best life for us and is always working in our lives!

He will never leave us or forsake us

He is committed to providing for us, caring for us!

He came to give us the best life

…..the promises go on and on and on…..

Isn’t it time to live free?

Today’s Dare: Ask God to show you how you can experience abundance by living differently. Ask God for the grace to live bigger than the smallness of yourself. Thank him today and everyday for the provisions He has already provided! Trust him for strength. Give him the details that are heart your heart today. Praise Him over and over again for being your Good Shepherd!

Prayer: Jesus, I often forget that you are my Good Shepherd. Thank you that you desire to offer mercy, grace and compassion to me. Remind me daily to bring everything before you, because you desire to bring me to a place that is bigger than just me and filled completely with you!

Freedom awaits!

Stephanie

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