Change Your Perspective and Change Your Life

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God Is Never Wrong

‎(From an email I received)

God never lies!

A king who did not believe in the goodness of God, had a slave who, in all circumstances would say: My king, do not be discouraged, because everything God does is perfect, no mistakes! One day they went hunting and along the way a wild animal attacked the king. His slave managed to kill the animal, but could not prevent his majesty from losing a finger.

Furious and without showing his gratitude for being saved, the nobleman said “Is God good? If He was good, I would not have been attacked and lost my finger.” The slave replied only “My king, despite all these things, I can only tell you that God is good, and he knows the “why” of all these things.What God does is perfect. He is never wrong!”

Outraged by the response, the king ordered the arrest of his slave. Later, he left for another hunt and was captured by savages who made human sacrifices. While on the altar, ready to sacrifice the noble, the savage found that the victim had a missing finger and so he was released. According to them: he was not so complete to be offered to the gods.

Upon his return to the palace, the king authorized the release of his slave to whom he said very affectionately: – My dear, God was really good to me! I was almost killed by the wild men, but for lack of a single finger, I was let go! But I have a question: If God is so good, why did he allow me to put you in jail? My King, if I had gone with you in this hunt, I would have been sacrificed for you, because I have no missing finger.

Therefore, remember: everything God does is perfect. HE is never wrong. Often we complain about life and the negative things that happen to us, forgetting that nothing is random and that everything has a purpose.

Every morning, offer your day to God. Ask God to inspire your thoughts, guide your actions, to ease your feelings. And do not be afraid. God is never wrong!

[Do you] know why [you are reading this message]? I do not know, but God knows, because he never makes mistakes…….

The path of God and his word is perfect, without impurities. It is the way of all those who trust in him, as he says in 2 Samuel 22: 31. Surely this message arrived at the right moment. God knows, He knows why.

God is never wrong!

Jesus Is Our Source

Jesus is the source of everything we need. Below is a list of what Jesus is the source of and where to find it in the Holy Bible. I pray that this blesses you.

Abundant (full) Life: John 10:10; Ephesians 3:19; John 7:38

Fulfillment, Purpose, Satisfaction: John 6:35; John 6:57; Isaiah 55:1-3; Isaiah 58:11

Direction, Guidance, Wisdom: Jeremiah 29:11; Isaiah 58:11; Proverbs 3:5-6; James 1:5; John 14:6

Love: John 3:16; Romans 5:8; Ephesians 3:18;

Joy: John 15:1;  Psalm 16:8-9, 11; Psalm 19:8

Peace: Isaiah 26:3; John 14:27; Philippians 4:5-7

Rest: Matthew 11:28

Healing, Health, Wholeness: Ephesians 3:19; Isaiah 61:1-3; Psalm 142:7; Jehovah Rophe-our healer, health, wholeness.

Salvation: John 1:12, 3:16, 14:6; Acts 4:12, 16:30-31; Romans 6:23, 10:9-10

Forgiveness: I john 1:9; Isaiah 43:25; Psalm 103:12; Proverbs 28:13

Strength: II Corinthians 12:7-10; Philippians 4:13

Contentment-Philippians 4:11-13; I Timothy 6:6-8

Power: John 15:5; Acts 1:8; II Timothy 1:7

Comfort: II Corinthians 1:3-4

Help: Psalm 46:1; Psalm 54:4; I Peter 5:7; Hebrews 13:5-6

Confidence: II Corinthians 3:4-6

Victory: Exodus 17:10-15; II Chronicles 20:6, 12, 17; Proverbs 21:31; II Corinthians 2:14

Hope: Psalm 38:22, 42:5; 71:4-5; II Corinthians 4:16-18; Hebrews 6:19

Jesus-The Great Physician, Salvation, Forgiveness, Strength, Contentment, Power, Comfort, Help, Confidence, Victory, Hope

Prayer: Our Father, in Jesus name, we pray that you will open our hearts and minds. Help us to recognize that you are the source of everything we need. We ask that you will allow us to change our perspective. Help us to realize that because we have you in our lives, we have no need to worry, fret, or fear. We thank you, Jesus, for this. Your name be magnified and glorified forever. Amen.

-Jenn

Take My Life

**Taken from a page in my daily devotional book-with modifications of my own**

It’s the kind of unrehearsed comment you’d expect to hear on Bill Cosby’s Kids Say The Darndest Things. The interviewer was asking children about their career aspirations. When a certain little girl was asked what she wanted to do “when she got big like her mommy,” she replied, “Go on a diet!”

Sometimes the thoughts we have about our future goals are different from what God has in mind. He isn’t all that concerned about our career or geographic plans or our retirement dreams. His desires for our tomorrows have more to do with the kinds of people we are becoming inside. The color of the collar we wear to work isn’t nearly as important to Him as the content of our character.

As we stand with our backs to His spiritual growth chart, He measures the degree to which our hearts need to be formed, our minds need to be transformed, and our wills need to be conformed. It’s a measuring process that occurs every day for the rest of our lives.

The key, of course, is to let God do His work, to say to Him daily, “Take my life…all of it!”

“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” Romans 12:2

I encourage each of you to review the qualities of the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22, 23). Ask God to evaluate each quality while you quietly listen in His presence for His response.

Prayer (modified): Dear Lord, we place our lives completely in your hands. We trust your molding and shaping, which allow us to become who you want us to be in You. We thank you for your grace and mercy, that covers us when we don’t want to be malleable to your perfect will for us. Thank you for being patient with us. Lord, we pray that you will strengthen each woman to say yes to you, in word and deed. We also pray for the power to walk into the destiny you have designed for us. We thank you for hearing and answering prayer. In Jesus name, Amen.

Allow God to change how you look at his plans for your life. He will never LEAD you somewhere and LEAVE you stranded. He is always there…even when you cannot feel Him. Remember, no matter what happens, all things work together for good (Romans 8:28).

Change your perspective and change your life.

-Jenn

Pour Out My Heart

**Taken from a page in my daily devotional book**

If you knew for a fact that God heard you every time you prayed, you’d be inclined to keep praying, right? If you were convinced that God caringly bent His ear your direction whenever you approached Him with something that was on your heart, you’d be more apt to come clean with Him. So why do we typically struggle to maintain a regular prayer time?

Maybe it’s related to questions we have about how prayer works. If God is really interested in what we have to say and if He actually listens to the cry of our heart, does He actually answer the prayers we offer up?

Scripture is definitive about this. It assures us that God answers every prayer we pray-every single one. His answers aren’t always the ones we’re expecting or hoping for. But He always responds. Sometimes God replies with yes, sometimes with no, sometimes with wait.

So don’t look at prayer as an obligation that you need to do to please God. Accept it as a wonderful privilege to pur out your heart to Someone who cares for you more than anyone else in the world.

Psalm 62:8 “Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.”

Prayer for the day: It’s called “emptying prayer.” Take out a blank sheet of paper and write as fast as you can all the stuff in your heart about which you are concerned. Transfer the title of these worries to the Lord.

Change your perspective and change your life.

-Jenn