Richard Roberts – Third of four parts
Turn over a new leaf and say, “This year I’m going to make a change. I’m going to put the past in the past and press on toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. God is my right hand and I’ll not be shaken in my conviction.”
#2. Acknowledge that you cannot change by yourself. To do that, you must have God. Jesus said in Matthew 6:27 NIV that you can’t lengthen your life even one hour on your own.
It is time for us to roll our cares and burdens over onto God. One of the great things that has ever happened to me is when God baptized me with a fresh touch of His Holy Ghost joy. The joy of the Lord is your strength!
How do you become strong in the Lord? By rejoicing in His Name, by rejoicing in His goodness and mercy, and by asking God to overtake you with His joy.
You may feel like you’re in prison, like circumstances have you down, or like sickness is gripping you. You may feel as if you are carrying a load of sin, or as if you’re in the middle of a very negative situation. But God has not fallen off the throne. He is still the Lord. He is still reigning on high, and He has a miracle for you.
You have to acknowledge that you cannot change by yourself, but you can take the first step. You can’t do it all, but you’ve got to do your part. Without God, I cannot; but without me, He will not. Don’t sit around waiting on God to do everything. Do your part. Acknowledge that you cannot change by yourself. You must have God’s help. What the devil intended for harm, God will turn around for good!
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