Devotionals
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February 22, 2017, 10:06 PM

I can’t do this anymore!


I can’t do this anymore! Has this thought ever crossed your mind, "There must be more to a relationship with God than this"? Do you ever feel like a failure? Hurting? Discouraged? All alone? Well, you're not alone. Many people at the grocery store, in your neighborhood, and in church look like they have it all together, but inside most are challenged by many of the same things you are. Sometimes we get so full of ourselves, without even realizing it.  We think we can handle life on our own without God, and when that doesn’t work we wonder why our relationship with God is not working like it should.  We desperately need is to be filled with Christ.  Paul proclaims in Philippians 1:21a "For me to live is Christ".

“As he journeyed he came near Damascus, and suddenly a light shone around him from heaven. Then he fell to the ground, and heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?” And he said, “Who are You, Lord?” Then the Lord said, “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. It is hard for you to kick against the goads.” So he, trembling and astonished, said, “Lord, what do You want me to do?” Then the Lord said to him, “Arise and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do.” Acts 9:3-6

Paul did not always live for Christ. Paul had tried to do to have a relationship with God on his terms as a Jew.  He only began to do it on God’s terms when Jesus confronted Him on the road to Damascus and convinced him of his sin, and then by grace he was brought to see Jesus for who He was. Paul had to come to the end of himself in order to live for Jesus. Can you relate? Apart from God we aren't capable of anything, let alone loving Jesus.  Have you come to the end of yourself? Do you feel like you can't "arrive"? This is a good place to be. You now have the awesome opportunity to have an intimate relationship with God. Because then we stop trying to do it all ourselves and depend on God, He can reveal to us who Jesus is and what he wants for our lives. 

This is my Prayer: God help me depend on Your ability to change my heart and guide my life. Jesus I need you, your grace, your mercy. Lord I need to spend time in your presence. I can’t do life on my own.  Teach me to come to You and not rely on myself.  Help me find the end of myself, so I can find You.  In Jesus name, Amen.  


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