Devotionals by Allen Jackson

Not Less But More

Job 42:2 (NIV®)

“I know that you can do all things; no plan of yours can be thwarted.”

Job is one of the Bible’s best examples of “Things would have gone a lot better if I’d just cooperated with God.” Here, in the last chapter of his story, he finally admits that no purpose of God’s can be thwarted. I’ve been a Christ-follower for over forty years and have been in ministry for a long time. I’ve had some incredible spiritual mentors. But my reality is there are still times when I struggle to cooperate with God. We want to imagine that if we walk with God for a while, we’ll be ready to say, “Yes! Absolutely! Let’s go!” at any invitation. But that isn’t my experience, and I don’t think I’m unique. I think all of us sometimes struggle with the invitations God puts before us because we believe that if we fully yield, if we fully cooperate with God, our lives will be less than we can do on our own. In reality, the more we cooperate with God, the more freedom and blessing we will experience.

PRAYER

Heavenly Father, I want to cooperate with You! I want to say yes to Your every invitation. Help me to submit my will to Yours, Lord, that Your purposes will be accomplished in my life. And I will give You all the praise and honor. In Jesus’ name, amen.


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About Intend Ministries

Since its inception in 2010, Intend Ministries has taken this mission seriously and has developed tools to take the message of God’s Word to where people live around the corner or across the globe. This is being accomplished through such avenues as creating curricula for small group Bible studies (called “God Spots”), hosting conferences and training pastors around the world, and engaging in a national and international television ministry.

About Allen Jackson

Allen Jackson is passionate about helping people become Christ-followers who “respond to God’s invitations for their life.” He has served World Outreach Church in Murfreesboro, Tennessee as senior pastor since 1989. Under his leadership, the fellowship has grown to a congregation of over 10,000.
Pastor Allen’s messages are broadcast via television to over 25 million households and stream over the Internet to 139 countries. Through Intend Ministries, he coaches pastors and publishes small-group curriculum. Pastor Allen holds degrees from Oral Roberts University and Vanderbilt University and has studied at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Contact Intend Ministries with Allen Jackson

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Intend Ministries
P.O. Box 331042
Murfreesboro, TN 37133-1042
Telephone:
844-377-7057