Praying God’s Word Day-By-Day – Beth Moore – July 13th
If Satan has convinced you to see
yourself as anything less than a
handpicked child of God, Christ
can restore your lost dignity.
Help me, Lord God, to know beyond a shadow of a doubt that in all things You work for the good of those who love You, those who have been called according to Your purpose (Rom. 8:28).
Please help me to see the condition in that promise. You are not obligated to work all things together for good for those who neither love You nor are called according to Your purpose. You obligate Yourself to this awesome promise when I offer You my aching heart and commit myself and my suffering to Your good purposes.
If I do, You will do more with my life than I could ever conceive (I Cor. 2:9).
Jesus Calling – Sarah Young – July 13
I want you to experience the riches of your salvation: the Joy of being loved constantly and perfectly. You make a practice of judging yourself, based on how you look or behave or feel. If you like what you see in the mirror, you feel a bit more worthy of My Love. When things are going smoothly and your performances seems adequate, you find it easier to believe you are My beloved child. When you feel discouraged, you tend to look inward so you can correct whatever is wrong.
Instead of trying to “fix” yourself, fix your gaze on Me, the Lover of your soul. Rather than using your energy to judge yourself, redirect it to praising Me. Remember that I see you clothed in My righteousness, radiant in My perfect Love.
Ephesians 2:7-8; Hebrews 3:1; Psalm 34:5