Wednesday, March 08, 2006

from Beth Moore: The Beloved Disciple
(John 6:35, 8:12, 10:7-9, 10:11-14, 11:25, 14:6, 15:1,5)
Christ is many things. He is truely the Great I AM... Jesus Christ is everything that we need. Every one of these titles is for us! Remember, He is the self-sufficient One! He came to be what we need. And not just what we need, but what we desire most in all of life. The I AM came to be with us. I could weep with joy!
We will never have a challenge He can't empower us to meet. We will never have a need He can't fill. We will never hace an earthly desire He can't exceed. When we allow Christ to be all He is to us, we find wholeness. One piece at a time. Every time you discover the reality of Christ fulfilling another realm of your needs and longings, His name is written on a different part of you, and you are that much closer to wholeness.
I am so thankful for this truth!! Today, while trying to deal with the day - chores, girls, crying baby, tired body, longing to get quiet with the Lord, and yet feeling scattered and depressed. I am so thankful that He never gives me - not more than I can handle - but more that HE can empower me to handle. I am truly at the place in life where I can't "handle it", at least not gracefully, but His all-sufficient power, working mightly within me CAN!

"And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me" Galatians 2:20
"Wonderously show (or "distinguish my by") your steadfast love... keep me as the apple of your eye, hide me in the shadow of your wings." Psalm 17:7

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