Saturday, January 24, 2009

21 Days of Consecration - Day 14, John 14 - Do Not Let Your Heart Be Troubled!

The disciples had just received disturbing news - Jesus was leaving them, His death was imminent. On top of that, Peter had just found out he was going to deny Jesus three times in the face of the impending danger. How do you react to this kind of information?

Jesus' very next words tells how He wants us to respond:
"Do not let your hearts be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me." (John 14:1 NASB)
During these past two weeks of spiritual alignment and breaking yokes you may have discovered some things about your life that troubled you. You may have discovered some ways you've failed the Lord or let Him down. Or, you may have received some news that was discouraging. Jesus' answer is still the same - Don't LET your heart be troubled...believe!

Belief is the antidote for a troubled heart. Jesus had never let the apostles down. Not one time. So He goes on to talk about the future He has planned for them. No matter how difficult the situation now, or how many times we've failed Him, He still loves us and has prepared a place for us so that we might be with Him. That's how much He loves us! That's good news!

Today is the 14th day of our 21 Days of Consecration. We've been focusing on our lives getting in line with God and breaking the yokes that keep us back from serving Him fully. Tomorrow we start our last week where we will focus on the people in our lives who are captives. We want to see the captives set free! Spend some time asking the Lord who He wants you to focus your prayers on and let's believe together. God's going to do it!

Blessings,
Nathan!
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