Over and over and over again I’m reminded just how striking it is to have my devotionals all resound with the same message. Today has been just that again. As I began this time with my journal I wrote that I loved Jesus for being my Savior and equally so for being my Lord. However, it seemed that I just can never hold fast to allowing Him to be Lord 24/7. My selfish, prideful me wants to have my way at moments. It’s subtle too how this happens. Nonetheless, it happens. As I was journaling this to Jesus He simply reminded me of His faithfulness and His love for my desire to be faithful. As I read the two devotionals I found that one was entitled: Faith Is Your Victory, and the other’s message was Leading a Victorious Life. Both emphasized how the struggles of the flesh build our dependence on Christ as Lord. So, “Count it pure joy my brothers whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.” James 1:2-3.

Our God is so wonderfully faithful and encouraging. I love being a new creation!

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