Quiet Time With Jesus – God’s View

Thursday, 26 July 2018

I like the story “You Are Special” written by Max Lucado. The world applauds the smartest, fastest, strongest, richest… Do you have someone you want to measure up to? Do you have someone you can turn to when you are sad, disappointed or hurting?

For decades, I have turned to my friends but since I accepted Christ as my Lord and Saviour, my Closest Friend is the Holy Spirit. Jesus says that He is our Counselor and He is with us forever.  

What do we do when we experience betrayal and rejection? In today’s ‘Our Daily Journey’ Regina Franklin wrote: Jacob discovered that God’s love for us is not synonymous with our family’s approval, and our well-being doesn’t rest in how much we can control our family’s responses to us. (Genesis 32:3-28)

Regina also wrote: Efforts at familial reconciliation are in order when the opportunity arises but even then we can accept responsibility only for our own choices. Regardless of others’ responses, we take hope in remembering that GOD’S VIEW of us stands above anyone else’s – even our family’s.

My Prayer

Dear Father God,

Our family’s perceptions have caused many of us to distrust You. I pray for freedom in Christ for my brothers and sisters who have been affected by such perceptions. There are also lies deeply embedded in our mind and soul that we need to uproot and discard. Father, give us visions of who we are. Give us discernment and courage. Help us to trust You with all our heart and lean not on our own understanding; in all our ways we must acknowledge You, and You will make our paths straight. 

The Bible also says,

Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.
— Proverbs 3:7-8

Song: God I look to You (Bethel Music)

God I look to You, I won’t be overwhelmed;
Give me vision to see things like You do;
God I look to You, You’re where my help comes from;
Give me wisdom, You know just what to do;

I will love You LORD my strength;
I will love You LORD my shield;
I will love You LORD my rock forever;
All my days I will love you God; 

Hallelujah our God reigns;
Hallelujah our God reigns;
Hallelujah our God reigns;
Forever all my days Hallelujah;


Lam Yee Ling