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Sunday, December 17, 2006

28 Day Prayer Journey To Pasion 07 - Day 14

Day 14. No Doubt.

Sometimes I wonder how much confidence God really has in me...in us.
Don't get me wrong, I know He loves us immensely and has called us to greatness. But He also knows how short our memories are. And how frail our frames. So, once again we come to Sabbath. To rest. To remember.

Sure, just six fleeting days ago we were here remembering--determining to walk with the confidence that He is I AM. But, we didn't really fully get it, did we? Nor have we made the six-day journey with confidence. Confidence, not in what we can do, but in what He can do in us.

Thus, we stressed, we worried, we carried heavy loads alone... we doubted if it was possible after all. We settled for less. We settled for us.

So, again today He says "stop." He says you can't. But I can.
Look up. Count the stars. The Maker of all is at your disposal, residing in you through Jesus Christ.
Have no doubt...He can live this day well in you.

I lift my eyes up to You, Jesus. You are my daily bread. Give me the grace to rest in knowing You are God. Be glorified in me as I surrender my little strength to Yours, and wait on You to flex Your might in me. "I love You, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge; my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold." You are my I AM. Amen.

"For He Himself knows our frame, He is mindful that we are dust." Psalm 103:14

19 Comments:

  • So true how quickly I forget and do it all in my strength. Bad idea! Thanks again for the reminder today.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/17/2006 10:07 AM  

  • Having a beautiful Sabbath over here in Ireland today.

    Being still and knowing!

    God, invade my space...

    By Blogger Worship Ireland, at 12/17/2006 11:26 AM  

  • Ha! I bet you are getting a toon of emails / comments in response to the latest podcast, but i wanted to send some encouragement your way... i know the work itr takes, and it's worth it. It's really been good to prepare my heart on the journey, and to get an introduction to the speakers. Genious. Looking forward to seeing you all in Atlanta.

    By Blogger Jesse, at 12/17/2006 1:57 PM  

  • Good words! I know I've been way too dependant on myself lately, trying to juggle everything and keep myself running...I needed this two weeks ago. :-)

    I just found the blog and the podcast...I'm coming to Passion, but I totally didn't know about this stuff! I just heard someone talking about Louie Giglio and John Piper being at the same event, and I immediately signed up...haha.

    I'm still getting caught up with the podcast, but I love what I'm hearing and reading! Thanks, guys!

    Your brother in Christ,
    ~ Caleb White

    By Blogger Caleb White, at 12/17/2006 1:57 PM  

  • How I wish that I would put ME aside to bring Christ to the center. My frets and fears have been numerous and my confidence has often wavered because it wasn't firmly on the rock. God help me to know that You will act when You say so. You do not play tricks. You are sure. I love You. Open me to You and help me hear You clearly without doubting. Thank You for being our resting place.

    By Blogger Kyle, at 12/17/2006 3:19 PM  

  • less of me jesus....because me is always so much less than you!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/17/2006 4:22 PM  

  • Oh how i need to be reminded that i can't yet HE CAN!! Thanks for the good word!!

    By Blogger Ashley, at 12/17/2006 4:40 PM  

  • Our group has ended up with a bunch of extra Passion 07registrations. If your group would like to buy these and transfer them to your group please email me. (It IS at the price break amount)....

    THANKS
    passion07xtras@gmail.com

    By Blogger mstudentz, at 12/17/2006 6:08 PM  

  • Yes, Lord! We are nothing without you Lord. Continue to work on hearts in these next to weeks in order to prepare us for what you have to teach us, Father. We love you Lord and can't wait to see yourself revealed in a mighty way in Atlanta! Amen.

    By Anonymous rebecca, at 12/17/2006 6:21 PM  

  • i'm praying for you louie

    you are loved in austin

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/17/2006 9:51 PM  

  • today has been such a day of restoration after ive been discouraged. God never ceases to amaze me in these moments.

    "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." has never meant more to me than now.

    By Blogger Kristen Valentine, at 12/17/2006 9:53 PM  

  • resting....

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/17/2006 10:24 PM  

  • Hey 268gen,
    what a great post...
    the whole thing

    I can't... but He can

    I pray that all of us who have read Day 14 will grasp this truth and keep holding it in our hearts

    thanks so much for this post and the prayer at the end
    blessings~

    By Blogger Kimmer, at 12/18/2006 12:36 AM  

  • what a beautiful post... a simple reminder... You are glorious Lord!

    By Anonymous cassy glinski, at 12/18/2006 3:38 AM  

  • So true! I'm doing this ministry course led by soul survivor Holland and on saturday we were praying with eachother and one guy said to me, well I've the feeling that you think you can't do things, that you are afraid to let yourself go, that you don't have confidence in yourself as a christian, that you are not worthy enough to serve God and that there are more people that know more about the Bible than you are...and thus more worthy to serve God. But God wants to let you know that you are worthy enough and that He has big plans for you...

    Wow, I really didn't know what to say..I don't have confidence in what I can do as a christian. But the guy told me too that God has confidence in me...

    It's easy to settle for yourself, for us...But we sometimes forget that HE CAN DO EVERYTHING! He's the creator! He has all the power!

    By Blogger Jacoline, at 12/18/2006 7:50 AM  

  • more, Lord

    By Blogger Jacoline, at 12/18/2006 7:52 AM  

  • "When the oceans rise and thunders roar
    I will soar with You, above the storm
    Father, You are king over the flood
    I will be still and know You are God"
    ((Hillsong - Still))

    I have no doubt that in despite of the answer in the 20th, God will be still reigning over me! I trust Him.

    "Be still and know that I AM GOD" is what keeps popping up in my heart and in my mind!

    Thank You, Lord for giving me peace. Thank you Lord for Passion and for all the things You do through it. Thanks for Your grace and mercy everyday! LOVE YOU LORD!!!

    God bless you... praying for the brothers and sisters waiting for visas! WAIT ON GOD!

    Rodrigo - Brazil

    By Anonymous RODRIGO SOARES, at 12/18/2006 8:45 AM  

  • He can do it all, and so much more. Thank you Lord, I am resting in you as I work today with all my might.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/18/2006 9:40 AM  

  • i lead a bible study on Psalm 103 awhile back and i still find it amazing. He knows how we are made because he fromed us, but more than that, we are dust. He died for some dust off the ground. How great is that kinda of love??? beyond understanding.... He loved dirt enough to die for it.....mind blowing. the question i keep asking myself, do i love "dirt" enough to die for it? Thanks for the prayers. To any who read this, It's all about Christ or it's all just a big waste. Make a choice and then stand on it!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/18/2006 11:08 AM  

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