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JESUS CALLING

Saturday, February 23, 2013

BE ON GUARD AGAINST THE PIT OF SELF-PITY. WHEN YOU ARE WEARY OR UNWELL, THIS DEMONIC TRAP IS THE GREATEST DANGER YOU FACE. DON'T EVEN GO NEAR THE EDGE OF THE PIT. ITS EDGES CRUMBLE EASILY, AND BEFORE YOU KNOW IT, YOU ARE ON THE WAY DOWN. IT IS EVER SO MUCH HARDER TO get OUT OF THE PIT THAN TO KEEP A SAFE DISTANCE FROM IT. THAT IS WHY I TELL YOU TO BE ON GUARD.

THERE ARE SEVERAL WAYS TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM SELF-PITY. WHEN YOU ARE OCCUPIED WITH PRAISING AND THANKING ME, IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO FEEL SORRY FOR YOURSELF. ALSO, THE CLOSER YOU LIVE TO ME, THE MORE DISTANCE THERE IS BETWEEN YOU AND THE PIT. LIVE IN THE LIGHT OF MY PRESENCE BY FIXING YOUR EYES ON ME. THEN YOU WILL BE ABLE TO RUN WITH ENDURANCE THE RACE THAT IS SET BEFORE YOU, WITHOUT STUMBLING OR FALLING.

BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO HAVE LEARNED TO ACCLAIM YOU, WHO WALK IN THE LIGHT OF YOUR PRESENCE, O LORD. THEY REJOICE IN YOUR NAME ALL DAY LONG; THEY EXULT IN YOUR RIGHTEOUSNESS. PSALM 89: 15-16.

THEREFORE, SINCE WE ARE SURROUNDED BY SUCH A GREAT CLOUD OF WITNESSES, LET US THROW OFF EVERYTHING THAT HINDERS AND THE SIN THAT SO EASILY ENTANGLES, AND LET US RUN WITH PERSEVERANCE THE RACE MARKED OUT FOR US. LET US FIX OUR EYES ON JESUS, THE AUTHOR AND PERFECTOR OF OUR FAITH, WHO FOR THE JOY SET BEFORE HIM ENDURED THE CROSS, SCORNING ITS SHAME, AND SAT DOWN AT THE RIGHT HAND OF THE THRONE OF GOD. HEBREWS 12:1-2

Keep your eyes upon Jesus and don't stray from Him and peace and joy will be yours every day. He will not leave you or forsake you, but hold you close to Him.

Blessings
Joanie
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RSSSLHB 2/25/2013 4:21PM

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DURANGOREDDOG 2/24/2013 10:56PM

    emoticon Thanks, I failed to read my book on the 23rd and this is just what I needed to hear today. God is good.

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TATTER3 2/24/2013 9:15PM

    Appreciate you!

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ALLFORHIM8 2/24/2013 10:21AM

    Thanks needed reminded of this!

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SENATOR9 2/24/2013 9:44AM

    emoticon Enjoy the race today
John

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SANDRALEET 2/24/2013 8:01AM

    We will over come most of ore trouble and accept those we can not with God

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JOANIE69 2/24/2013 7:48AM

    Thank you for sharing this uplifting lesson today! This is SO true, Joanie:
"THERE ARE SEVERAL WAYS TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM SELF-PITY. WHEN YOU ARE OCCUPIED WITH PRAISING AND THANKING ME, IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO FEEL SORRY FOR YOURSELF."
I have fallen into that pit, not so much anymore but often when I was younger, and at the root of self-pity is always PRIDE. We are such prideful beings at heart...sometimes I think it is the greatest enemy of all, and after all, Satan's pride in himself caused his fall. Oh that our Lord would remove all our pride and sin, but this is not His plan for this world at this moment in time. I am thankful that He DOES provide the victory over sin in Jesus, as we abide in Him. Our struggle with sin and the enemy is not in vain. "Our side" wins!

I shall praise and thank Him this day, for Great is His Faithfulness.

Blessings, joanie

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CANADIANGIRL15 2/24/2013 7:45AM

    Been there, and yeah, it's not enjoyable. We must look to the only one who can save us... Jesus!!

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EDITOR 2/24/2013 3:26AM

    A rebuke against self-pity. Oh, set our eyes upon Thee, O God! Amen

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FLEMIDG 2/24/2013 12:54AM

    Wonderful blog. Thanks for sharing.

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KAYDE53 2/23/2013 10:46PM

    Been there, and I don't like it when I feel so down & out!! This is good advice to change the self-pity into praise!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TEALHAWK 2/23/2013 10:36PM

  Good blogs, thank you

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