Do you know why we go through hardships? Do you know way we are crushed? First, let me start with this: do you know why Jesus loves you so much? It's because you are his child and you were made in his image. He loves you so much! When we are crushed it brings out all the of things that we depend on in our hearts, all of the best of the we've depended on in us, the things that we had been depending on and trying to hold in. Jesus is the only thing that matters and once we accepted Christ, Jesus came into our hearts but there were other things there when He arrived in our hearts and now he is getting all those things out of us. So here's the thing: We need crushing. We need to have those other things in our lives that we had grown used to, those things we depended on in our hearts by habit to for our lives to be crushed so we can only solo depend on Jesus. Jesus is the stronger man who we invited inside our home and now he is slowly moving all those things that had us held back. You can speed up the process by yielding, submitting, humbling yourself, surrendering, giving up your will, planting yourself in the environments that germinate growth, place yourself in environment that shakes up the Holy Spirit and starves your fleshful desires. The result is this: All that is about me, all my attributes, all my skills, all the things I depended on for credit in my life need to be placed aside so that Jesus can be THE ONLY THING that I depend on for merit, for credit for all that ever really matters, not my looks, not my abilities, my writing skills, my charm, my social skills, NO church! Jesus is all we need. Tell that to your heart! tell that to your actions every day, ask God to search your heart and find all the things that we depend on besides Jesus and please, Lord, crush them! Amen.
Pray this prayer: "Search me [thoroughly], O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there is any wicked or hurtful way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting". (Psalm 139:23-24) Amen.
God bless your day today!
If you'd like to accept Jesus into your life today, pray this simple prayer of God's love and grace today: Lord Jesus, I thank you for dying for all my sin; now Lord I invite you into my heart. Come and be my everything today and forever. Forgive my sin as I make You and you alone Lord in my life. Amen. Now read the book of God's love in the Bible: The book of John chapters 1-21. God promises He will guide your life. Pray and ask God to bring the right people into your life. God will guide you to the right church full of people who love His words in the Bible. Our God is so faithful. God bless you today.