Wednesday, September 7, 2011

He's In Charge

GOD Is In Charge (Lucado)

“Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever.” Matthew 6:13 RSV
“Thine is the Kingdom and the power and the glory forever.” What protection this . . . phrase affords. As you confess that God is in charge, you admit that you aren’t. As you proclaim that God has power, you admit that you don’t. And as you give God all the applause, there is none left to dizzy your brain.

I read this from my Lucado Devotion this morning and realized something. No matter how much we think we are in charge of our lives...we aren't. Recently I have realized that I don't really want to be. When I take charge, life becomes a real mess. Then after realizing it's a mess and trying to fix it...myself...it becomes an even bigger mess! The key words here are I and myself. Through all of the mess of my life there has been one constant factor...me.

Today...and always...I need His protection in my life. God is the ultimate power that I want to be in charge of me. When He is not it is so true that my brain does get "dizzy"! He is Lord and I want Him to be Lord of all of my life. Up to this point me has not done a very good job of things. So, again...this morning...I turn my life and all of it's mess back over to the Lord. Doing that is the only way that I know everything will work out today.

Psalm 143:8 NLT

Let me hear of your unfailing love each morning,
      for I am trusting you.
   Show me where to walk,
      for I give myself to you.

10 comments:

Wanda said...

Thanks for sharing Chelle. We deceive and destroy our ourselves when we attempt to lord of our lives. So needed this reminder. Blessings to you.

Desiray said...

Great post sis! I love God being in control for He knows what is best, often times I tend to put myself in control and do things in error and then I go and say Lord I did it again...and I can hear Him say I know Desi you went on your own...but I am still learning to let go and let God be in control

Lisa said...

I love this! "As you confess that God is in charge, you admit that you aren’t. As you proclaim that God has power, you admit that you don’t. And as you give God all the applause, there is none left to dizzy your brain." It's all about surrender. Many blessings, Chelle!

Child of God said...

Hi Chelle,
I have found that 'me' is so strong and we have to constantly be giving 'self' over to God. It is a minute but minute process. So often 'I' gets in the way and I have to come to Him and confess. When we do this, handing over of self to Jesus, eventually He comes in and takes over. One day there will be no more 'me' but all Him. Now that will be an awesome day indeed!

Blessings girl,
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Pam said...

Like children of Israel, we just keep forgetting who is in charge!Seems this is a lesson that we all need constantly reminded of. Thanks!
Blessings!
Pam at www.2encourage.blogspot.com

Shannon Milholland said...

I remember when one of the girls was just a toddler I would ask her who was in charge. She would respond questioningly, "I in charge?" I can see myself looking up to God with the same question. God infinitely filled with no gently shakes His head no.

Reformed rebel said...

Hi Ladies~
All of your comments are wonderful. I so appreciate all of you. You all bless me as I read your blogs and as you comment on mine. Thank you!
Blessings...Chelle

Never Forsaken said...

"God is the ultimate power that I want to be in charge of me. When He is not it is so true that my brain does get "dizzy"! He is Lord and I want Him to be Lord of all of my life."

Yep,
me too!

"Up to this point me has not done a very good job of things. "

Nope, me neither:(

~Love & Blessings In Jesus~

Niqui said...

Fabulous post!!!

Lotsa love xx

Kristin Bridgman said...

I don't want to be in charge either, I want it all in His most capable Hands! Great post!

Thank you for your sweet support today!