Our Lord is more than able

By Dave Henning / August 1, 2017

“Our Lord is more than able to take care of our past.  He pardons instantly and forgives completely.  His blood makes us worthy — all we are and all we have is by the forgiving love of God.”- A. W. Tozer, I Talk Back to the Devil

In Chapter 6 (“Dare to Pray Without Condemnation”) of Your Powerful Prayers, Susie Larson notes the devil wants us to trust our own efforts.  Why?  So when our own efforts fail us, he’s right there to accuse us.  Thus, Satan love it when we sit there and repeatedly rehash our failures.  In contrast, Jesus wants us to sit there and think about what He’s done.

Ms. Larson explains the importance of doing this on a regular basis:

“Why is it important to think about the Lord and what He’s done for you on a regular basis?  Because even though what we do matters deeply, what Jesus has already done matters most of all (emphasis Susie’s).”

As a result, Ms. Larson exhorts us to never stop relying on God’s goodness.  After all, He’s the one who paid for our place at the table of grace with His blood.  And even though we can’t always discern His hand in our lives, we must remember God’s always good and He’s always good to us.

On the other hand, Susie cautions, it’s easy to lose our way and footing in a heartbeat.  That happens the minute we believe life’s good because we’re good.  Or that God owes us when life gets uncomfortable.

In conclusion, Ms. Larson cites Dr. Warren Wiersbe.  Dr. Wiersbe writes:

“When we think we are strong, we discover that we are weak. . . . Good beginnings do not guarantee good endings. . . . Experience must be balanced with caution, for we never come to a place in our Christian walk where we are free from temptation and failure. . . . Yet, God provides a way for us to overcome.”

Today’s question: How’s the Lord shown He’s more than able in your life? Please share.

Tomorrow’s blog: “A lifestyle of listening to God”

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