Jesus in my Daily Struggles

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I would like to say I do not struggle.

Boy, is that a prideful thing to say! I should be honest with myself and most importantly with Christ. If I did not struggle I would not need Him. Oh, do I need Him… because I struggle with many things.

I believe the biggest thing I struggle with is insecurity. (I am even struggling with insecurity as I write this post.)

Maybe that is why I get angry.

Maybe that is why I do not feel joyful.

Maybe that is why I do not feel loved.

Maybe that is why…

God is teaching me,in the middle of my struggles, who I am in Christ. He is showing me and reminding me that He is  there with me every step of the way.

When I show my anger: Jesus shows me patience. He disciplines me.

Love is patient, love is kind… 1 Corinthians 13:4

My son do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord, nor faint when when you are reproved by Him. For those the Lord loves He disciplines. Hebrews 12:5-6

When I do not feel joyful: He reminds me that He is my joy.

The joy of the Lord is my strength.Nehemiah 8:10

When I feel like no one loves me: Jesus says, “I love you. I gave My life for you.”

But in all things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us. Romans 8:37

Christ  loved us and gave Himself up for us. Ephesians 5:2

When I feel like running and hiding: Jesus says, “I Am your strong tower, I Am your shelter.”

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. Psalm 18:1-2

When I struggle with a thought: He reminds me that He was tempted in every way as me.

For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weakness, but One who has been tempted in  all things as we are, yet without sin. Hebrews 4:15

I was never promised a perfect walk, or that I would never suffer. I am promised that one day when Christ returns to take me home with Him I will be glorified, and never struggle with anything again. But while I am here on this earth I am going to struggle with insecurities and sin.

There is another promise, He says, “He will never leave us nor forsake us.” While we walk here on this earth, learn from Him, be joined to Him, be yoked to Him. He is gentle and in Him we find rest for our souls.

Matthew 11:29-30: Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. My yoke is easy and my burden is light. 

Today I struggle, tomorrow I will struggle, but I know that Jesus loves me and that He will see me through each struggle.

When I show my insecurity Jesus says, “You are mine.” My identity is in Him!

Are  you struggling? Do not hide it. Put your struggles in the hands of the one who will carry it for you. Learn from Him. Know that your identity is in Him!

I am praying that God will teach you these things:)

Learning Beside You,

Lisa:) 

 

Jesus Became Flesh…

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And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14

For what the Law could not do weak as it was through the flesh, God did: sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, He condemned sin in the flesh, so that the requirements of the Law might be fulfilled in us, who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. Romans 8:3-4

Therefore, since the children share in flesh and blood, He Himself likewise also partook of the same, that through death He might render powerless him who had the power of death, that is, the devil. Hebrews 2:14

Therefore, He had to be made like His brethren in all things, so that He might become a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. Hebrews 2:17

Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, taking on the form of a bond servant, and being made in the likeness of men. Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus, every knee will bow, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2:5-11

 

JESUS BECAME FLESH …

* To fulfill the requirments of the Law in us

* To become an offering for sin

* To render powerless the devil, who, had the power over death

* To become a merciful and faithful high priest

* To make propitiation for the sins of His people

*To  become obedient to death, even death on a cross.

Praise you Jesus for Your salvation!

Learning Beside You,

Lisa:)

 

 

 

 

Christ is Our Security! 365 Days With Christ!

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For the Son of God, Christ Jesus, who was preached among you by us, by me and Silvanus and Timothy, was not yes and no, but is yes in Him. For as many as are the promises of God, in Him they are yes; therefore also through Him is our Amen to te glory of God through us. 2 Corinthians 1:19-20

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Hebrews 13:8

And like a mantle You will roll them up; like a garment they will also be changed. But You are the same, and Your years will not come to an end. Hebrews 1:12

If we are in Christ Jesus. If we are united with Him in His death, we are secure in Him. Nothing can separate us from the love of Christ!

 

Learning Beside you,

Lisa:)