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2015 – Anchored
Let Me Prepare You

DEVOTIONAL

I can recall numerous times when I’ve asked God, “What are you preparing me for?  Why this uncertainty?  Why this storm of insecurity?  Why these waves of doubt and disbelief?”  I fight the battle of “let God” OR “I can do this.”  I start to make a plan of who I’m going to talk to, what I’m going to do to make this and that work, and so forth and so on.  I work myself up into a panic sometimes — am I alone in this process of “I CAN HANDLE IT”?

God promises us that He’ll never leave nor forsake us.  He tells us that He wants to prepare us for the day.  He wants to prepare us for our jobs, our relationships, our fun times, our life.  Will you simply just let Him?  Many times a day, because of my personality type, I have to stop and be very intentional to ask God in to what I am doing or going to do.  I find when I do that, the pressure of the independency lightens up, and my mind and body become a little freer to be more creative, relational, loving, giving, etc.  I’ve partnered with God Almighty.  

Take intentional moments through your days, and ask God to be a part of what you are doing.  He lives in you already; He wants to do life with you; let Him prepare you.  

SCRIPTURES

“‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.’” — Jeremiah 29:11,12

“Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. I am the vine, you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. If anyone does not remain in me, he is like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you.” — John 15:4-7

PRAYER

I am Yours, and You are mine…  Father, I am so encouraged with these words today.  They bring such a comfort and assurance as I go into my day.  

I want to anchor into Your promises today for my family, my workplace, my friends, my church, and myself — Your promise that greater are You that’s in me (us), than he that is in this world.  Remind us throughout our day, that we are over-comers through Jesus Christ.  

We speak blessings of Your continual favor over our church; that Your provision for every need has been poured out upon all.

I love You, my Lord and Savior.  In Your name I pray…Amen.

Jacqueline Parker

Associate Pastor & Event Coordinator

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