"Yet a time is coming
and has now come when the true worshipers will worship
the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the
kind of worshipers the Father seeks." - John 4:23

My Heavenly Daddy is healing
me from the inside out.

Transparency is Real.
Many times painful.

Daddy let me be secure in You only!

Monday, January 11, 2010

JUMP OFF THE CLIFF


Jump!

I said Jump!

Whether you are in recovery or just depending on Jesus daily, relying on Him 100% is a challenge. That is what He requires of us.

Relying is a BIG JUMP into awaiting arms that will catch us! Do you believe there are awaiting arms to catch you though?? Many times I do not. But.....

I am desiring to and moving towards....

The thought of giving all my problems and worries to Him is so freeing. Sure, it can be done. It is a tremendous leap of faith and a lot is at stake, like your reputation, giving up control, your fears, your painful past, the unknown, etc.

Am I there in trusting Him completely, "No-Way!" Although, I believe every situation I go through, tackling the fear of not being not liked, the thoughts of abandonment, rejection, to name a few brings me closer to the freedom I am seeking!

I desire to delight in You Lord Jesus! DESIRE!!!

Are you willing to jump off the cliff into His arms knowing He will catch you and never let you down as He goes with you on your journey?


My deep desire is that you learn to depend on Me in every situation. I move heaven and earth to accomplish this purpose, but you must collaborate with Me in this training.

DEAR JESUS,

I love depending on You-afterward! When the task before me is too challenging for me to handle confidently, I almost instinctively turn to You for help. These are times when I am painfully aware of my inadequacy, my need to depend on Someone far greater than I. They are scary moments-times of having to act on my belief that You will not let me down. These occasions of stepping out in faith feel very much like jumping off a cliff into open space, trusting You to catch me in mid air. And You do! That is when I feel jubilant-after I've just experienced Your intervention: rescuing me and enabling me to accomplish things I could never do alone.

BELOVED,

It is good that you have experienced My intervening help many times. Had you refused to "jump off the cliff," you would not have had those thrilling experiences. I hope your feelings of fear will diminish as I prove My faithfulness to you time after time. Let Me suggest a technique that can help: When you face an event that unnerves you, take time to affirm your trust in Me-repeatedly, if need be. This takes your attention off yourself and your fear, helping you focus on Me and My great faithfulness.

Though I'm pleased by your willingness to depend on Me in tough situations, I desire much more from you. I want you to rely on Me even when you feel competent to handle a situation yourself. I have given you talents and abilities. When you utilize them, remember to do so thankfully, asking Me to help you use them wisely: according to My will. This collaborative way of doing things will not only help you accomplish more; it will also keep you close to Me-communing with Me, delighting in Me, enjoying Me. (Sarah Young)

25 comments:

  1. Yup, jump it will be YaYa, thanks!

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  2. stuck-in-the-middleJanuary 11, 2010

    I really like these series that you put up JBR, hang in there!

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  3. Hi Real Friend,

    Its what Hebrews talks about...WE SHOULD STRIVE TO ENTER INTO GOD'S REST. And that what you are doing...DESIRING, that is STRIVING. And Jesus will get us there...in time.

    Blessings

    Gladwell

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  4. Gladwell, thank you for the reminder out of Hebrews, amen! Appreciate your visit.

    Stuck, thank you. I am enjoying this book as well.

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  5. Still scared to take that plunge, but I think about it a lot. One day....

    Secretia

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  6. Secretia, I understand. I appreciate your visit always here, thank you!

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  7. I jumped off that cliff you are talking about 24 years ago. Turned out I jumped right into the loving and saving arms of Jesus. If I hadn't taken that leap of faith, I would be dead long ago of my alcoholism.

    Love and prayers to you.
    PG

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  8. that jump takes a lot of faith...

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  9. Shadow, yes I agree it does take a lot of faith. Thank you for sharing dear.

    PG, so glad that you took the plunge! Blessings.

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  10. Yesss, many have Faith--I always believed in a God, except when I was drugged to the hilt. But TRUST--THAT is the big one. It implies that I DO things...with knowledge that God is with me, helping me at ALL times.

    I fail miserably in the second part there: total trust! One-Day-At-A-Time...is what they tell me.

    You JBR, put out excellent blog posts. Let's pray for each other. That's better than ME praying for ME --grin!

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  11. Giving it all to HIM is "very" freeing. I don't know why we all try to hang on so tightly to pain that could easily disappear. We humans just don't make sense in our decisions, sometimes.
    Blessings, andrea

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  12. A leap of faith...but if it's Him telling me to jump, I will surely be glad to obey!

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  13. Oh, yes....my heart longs to always cling to Him on this journey of faith......and leap into His arms when He says leap! Submitting to Him and His Word always brings freedom and wholeness! Glory to God!

    Sweet Blessings!
    Jackie

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  14. the other term for 'jump' is 'surrender'!! it is so good to surrender my will, when i finally choose to. some days are better then others and it is not because of a 'lack of faith' but simply because of self will and my desire to control the outcome of any given situation.

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  15. Jump!!
    Why are we so afraid to do this completely??

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  16. Awesome post, I can feel my spirits lifted as I made my way through. God is so good!

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  17. Yes, everyday, jumping and so relying on His mighty unfailing arms! Wonderful post!
    Debra

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  18. To be quite honest, jumping, scares the shit out of me. I've been there though and yes it is freeing. I am working my way back there...I do believe that one day I will take that risk.

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  19. Jump JBR... you're JUMPING INTO His arms, not just jumping randomly... You're on the right track. The 'leap of faith' is not into nothingness, it's into more of Him.

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  20. So hard... I try and ask for His help for surely He is the One who can help me step out into the unknown!

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  21. Remembering to rely on Him even when I feel confident is the hardest part for me. Thanks for your reminder.

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  22. If God tells me to jump, I will definitely jump.

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  23. The jump into Jesus arms was much easier for me than to even jump off a stool...I'm frightened of heights.....JBR take the chance and jump, you will be caught by the softest of hands ever!.......:-) Hugs

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  24. I had a dream where I was standing on a cliff and was told to jump and even though I was extremely frightened, I jumped. Instead of landing a broken painful mess I was kneeling in front of Jesus and was embraced against his warm soft chest. A dream that will keep my faith for an eternity.

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