Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Give Me Jesus

A Devotional by Margot Cioccio

Beloved - by Margot Cioccio
1 Corinthians 2:14
“The man without the Spirit
does not accept the things
that come from the Spirit of God,
for they are foolishness to him,
and he cannot understand them,
because they are spiritually discerned.”

Today I finished the Beloved Project and I lost track of time cleaning the little pieces of glass. You have to scrape and wash the excess grout away from the glass that sits lower than the others. It will take me several days of fussing over it to get it to a point where I will call it presentable. Its done except for a little clean up.  Anyway I was about ready to go to bed and I realized I had not finished working on a devotional for today. So I will ask your forgiveness this time for making this a little short.

This morning when I got up the song Give Me Jesus by Fernando Ortega kept running through my head so I recorded it earler today and will include it as part of this post. If you are getting this in your e-mail you will want to click on the title to be taken to the devotional page so you can view the video.

Anyway I'm not sure why that song was going through my head. It might have been that I went to sleep knowing that I had accidentally over drawn my bank account.  Even as I went to bed last night I purposed in my heart to not get all freaked out over it. This morning I was able to go to the bank and fix things and only ended up with one twelve dollar over draft charge.  When I went to bed I did not know how I would manage to solve the over draft situation, yet in the morning I had a way to work things out. The temptation to panic was there but I chose to take the matter to Jesus and ask for His help. So perhaps the song Give Me Jesus was running through my mind as a result of my decision to trust Jesus rather than turn to worry and panic.

In the morning when I rise give me Jesus. When I am alone... give me Jesus. When I am afraid....give me Jesus. When I come to die....give me Jesus.

Dear Lord,
I come to you with the things that I am facing today... give me Jesus. You are sufficient for every need that I have. You understand the things that tempt and try me. You desire to help me. Help me lay down my pride and self sufficiency and look to you for help with expectancy and belief that you are able.
Lord I choose to trust you.

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