Open Up to Him

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“I am the Lord your God, Who brought you up out of the land of Egypt. Open your mouth wide and I will fill it” Psalm‬ ‭81:10‬, Amplified‬.

Dear friend, there will be times in your life when you will not know who to open up to. You will wonder who you can trust, who has your best in mind and who is truly safe. But there’s one person who you can trust; He is your heavenly Father. You opened your heart to Him once so He could come in and rescue you from a life of sin. The challenge becomes to continue opening your heart to Him as you walk throughout life. He wants to fill your heart with love, your mind with understanding, your mouth with words, and your life with good things. Open up wide to Him when everything is telling you to close your heart. Open up wide to Him and He will come in and fill you completely until you are overflowing and now able to bless others.

Prayer: Father, I come to you empty and ask you to fill my heart with your love, fill my mind with understanding, fill my mouth with words to say, and fill my life with good things. Lord, fill every empty place. I need you, God. Help me continue to open up to you wide as I walk throughout life. Thank you. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

How do you see Him?

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“He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered and said to Him, “You are the Christ.” Mark 8:29

Do you know that how you see Jesus determines what you believe? If you see Jesus as your healer, you will have no problem believing Him to heal you. If you see Jesus as your Chief Shepherd, you will have no problem trusting Him to guide you and provide your every need.

The people of Nazareth, Jesus’ hometown, saw Jesus in the natural. They said of Him, “Is this not the carpenter’s son? Is not His mother called Mary? And His brothers James, Joses, Simon, and Judas? And His sisters, are they not all with us?” They saw Jesus in the natural. They did not see Him as God in the flesh. As a result, He could not do many mighty works there.

Today, many people, including some philosophers, see Jesus of Nazareth as a good man who led an exemplary life. They feel that if all of us could live our lives like Him, the world would be a better place. They don’t see Jesus as the bread of God who came from heaven to give life to the world. They don’t see Him as the one who came to give them living water, so that they would never thirst again. They don’t see Him as the Lamb of God, who took away the sin of the world. They don’t receive from Him what they need because they don’t esteem Him rightly.

Jesus did not come just to set a good example for man to follow. He came to be our Redeemer. He came to be our righteousness. He came to be our shepherd, so that we will not lack anything.

Jesus asked His disciples once, “Who do you say that I am?” How you answer this question depends on how you see Jesus. And how you see Jesus will determine how and what you receive from Him. So see Him as your God, as everything He claims to be in His Word, and He will do mighty works in your life.

Prayer: Lord, I come to you today and confess that I have at times not trusted or truly relied on you to be more than enough in my life. I choose today to trust you to be exactly what you say you are to me…
You are my El Roi, my all seeing God.
You are my Jehovah-Rapha, my Healer.
You are my Jehovah-Jireh, my Provider.
You are my Jehovah-Tsidkenu , my Righteousness.
And You are my Jehovah-Shalom, the one that give me peace to the uttermost.

(Read Matthew 13:55–56; Matthew 13:58; John 6:33; John 4:14; John 1:29; Galatians 3:13; 1 Corinthians 1:30; Psalm 23:1)