What Do You Want The Lord to Do for You?

February 29th, 2012 by JDVaughn Leave a reply »

Luke 18:39 Those ahead of Jesus told the man to shut up, but he only yelled all the louder, “Son of David! Mercy, have mercy on me!”

Is there something in your life that not only disturbs you, but makes you a disturbance to others? If so, it is always something you cannot handle yourself. “Then those who went before warned him that he should be quiet; but he cried out all the more . . .” (Luke 18:39). Be persistent with your disturbance until you get face to face with the Lord Himself. Don’t deify common sense. To sit calmly by, instead of creating a disturbance, serves only to deify our common sense. When Jesus asks what we want Him to do for us about the incredible problem that is confronting us, remember that He doesn’t work in commonsense ways, but only in supernatural ways.

Look at how we limit the Lord by only remembering what we have allowed Him to do for us in the past. We say, “I always failed there, and I always will.” Consequently, we don’t ask for what we want. Instead, we think, “It is ridiculous to ask God to do this.” If it is an impossibility, it is the very thing for which we have to ask. If it is not an impossible thing, it is not a real disturbance. And God will do what is absolutely impossible.

This man received his sight. But the most impossible thing for you is to be so closely identified with the Lord that there is literally nothing of your old life remaining. God will do it if you will ask Him. But you have to come to the point of believing Him to be almighty. We find faith by not only believing what Jesus says, but, even more, by trusting Jesus Himself. If we only look at what He says, we will never believe. Once we see Jesus, the impossible things He does in our lives become as natural as breathing. The agony we suffer is only the result of the deliberate shallowness of our own heart. We won’t believe; we won’t let go by severing the line that secures the boat to the shore— we prefer to worry.


February 29, 2012

Journal Entry for Today-JDV

Lord, this new song touched me with the lyric, where glorymeets my suffering….That is the place where I come to hear you and know you like no other. Was it C. S. Lewis that said our pain is God’s megaphone? I know I should listen to you very closely, and stay intimately connected with and to you all the time, but for some reason, early in my journey, I was able to truly surrender when my hurt and need was the greatest. Thank you for the times of hurt that became my tutor to connection and intimacy.

And God says…”I use whatever is available and necessary to bring you to surrender so that you can come to know and live the supernatural life of Jesus, within. That is how much I love you; enough to give you my Son, Jesus, so that you and I may live in intimate and daily connection with Me. Acknowledge the Lord in all your ways and I will make your paths straight. Find your life by giving it up…. for My life.


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