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Calm and Assured – A Devotional by Mike Woodard

John replied, ‘Nobody can obtain something except it’s given from heaven. You yourselves can testify that I mentioned that I’m not the Christ however that I’m the one despatched earlier than him. The groom is the one who’s getting married. The good friend of the groom stands shut by and, when he hears him, is overjoyed on the groom’s voice. Subsequently, my pleasure is now full. He should enhance and I need to lower.” John 3:27-30

I used to be advised I’d not be thought-about for a nationwide management function that had opened up within the group I’d served with for a few years. But, deep inside, I felt God was asking me to take the function. After some soul looking and checking of my motives, I despatched a letter expressing my curiosity within the place and the conviction that God was motivating my response. I acquired no rapid reply however after six months I used to be requested to take the place!

On this course of, the phrases of John the Baptist gave me confidence: “Nobody can obtain something except it’s given from heaven.” Early in my profession, I grew to become satisfied that God locations folks the place He desires for His functions. This has given me a transparent sense of who actually is in cost. John was positive of who he was and who he was not. He was not the Christ, the Messiah, however he was the good friend. Christ was to be honored — that was John’s chief objective and pleasure.

Calm and confidence will invade your life once you perceive that God is in management, even when the circumstances don’t appear to be lining up the best way you need. If you deliberately decide to honoring Christ in all circumstances, a profound pleasure will comply with. Are you prepared to launch management and belief God to be Lord over all? Are you able to be content material to honor Christ and provides Him better attain into your life and circumstances?

Jesus, you’re the Messiah and Lord of all issues, I’m not. I need to belief you right now. I provide you with my cares, wishes and issues. I affirm that nobody can obtain something except it’s given from heaven. I belief you’ve the very best plan. By religion, I thanks for what you’ve deliberate for me. Amen.

By Mike Woodard
Utilized by Permission

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