The Lord is our Shepherd… and He wants to lead us in every area of our life; but as sheep it is for us to follow!
Below, is another excellent devotion from David Wilkerson on this subject of trusting God in any and all situations of our life.
The point was made by David that he was trusting God in some areas, but not in others… and so the message God gave to him was that “God wants it all;” and by “ALL” He means all.
The apostle Peter (in 1 Peter 5:7) tells us to cast the total of our cares upon Him; in other words this means to roll them off of our shoulders, and on to Christ; and it goes on to say we are to do this because Satan roams about to and fro in the earth seeking those whom he can devour.
Now why is that? Why would my carrying burdens make me susceptible to attack by the enemy?
Well I believe the answer is because fear and doubt, when harbored and entertained in the life of a believer, in believing or accepting something as truth that is not, these emotions and feelings when allowed in our life can become a stronghold, and therefore they become a calling card for any demons in the area to get involved in our life
Apprehension and fear work counterproductive to faith, and they are the antitheses of faith; as are also haughtiness, bitterness, and unforgiveness too.
These emotions will light us up like a porch lamp on a warm summer’s night, and all the demons in the area will be attracted to us like a magnet when we are harboring emotions and feelings like these, that are in disobedience to God’s Word in and violation of our covenant.
God created us for intimate fellowship, and that means there is no part of our live that we should keep for ourselves, and say this is for me; and this is for God… God wants it all!!!
However if we insist on keeping our hurts, our anger, our resentments and turn away from God’s invitation to give it all up to Him, then He will just let us go our own way, and sink ourselves deeper in the mire of our life; until such time as we get tired of our stubborn disobedience and we call out to God for help and deliverance.
God is a gentleman and He will not ever force His will upon us; but life, such as it is, has its way of making those corrections for us, and believe me, it is NOT fun!!!
It is much better for us to begin by following the instructions in the Manual (our Bible), right from the get go; and thereby avoid a lot of unnecessary pain and suffering.
God will not settle for second best in our life, and He won’t be a backseat driver either!
Either we relinquish full control over to Him, through our becoming intimately acquainted with the Holy Spirit, our being filled with His power, and our following His instructions and guidance in our life; or we are on our own… and that is the only two choices we have. Selah
This is a hard lesson to learn, for sure… but it is an important one!
From: DAVID WILKERSON TODAY
Sent: Thursday, July 08, 2010 12:01 AM
Subject: HE WANTS IT ALL
HE WANTS IT ALL