Sometimes all you need is a nugget of truth to jet set your day. I pray today’s devotional is exactly that kind of nugget.
“When you’re doing life in your own strength, you run out of steam. Moving in your own power leads to burnout, exhaustion and frustration. It’s not until you relinquish control that you begin to feel His strength moving in and through you once again, but the key word is ‘relinquish.’”-Jim Inkster
Relinquish: to voluntarily cease to keep or claim; to give up; to renounce, hand over; to let go of.
Lord, today I relinquish control. I know the plans you have for my life are so much better than anything I could arrange or orchestrate for myself. At the root of control is a spirit of fear, and since Your Word says that perfect love casts out fear, today I choose to hold tight to Your love – a love that is unwavering, unconditional and beautifully gracious. I surrender my heart to You because I know You love me, You want what’s best for me, You care about me, and You will lead me beside quiet waters into perfect peace. I trust this. I stand firm on this. I lay claim of this today. Amen.
“The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”-Psalm 23