Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Strong.

Throughout the word of God, the strength of the Lord and the strength He gives to his children is 
something unshakable.
something radical.
something unique.

Ruth had to cling to His strength when she left her whole world behind.
The Lord provided Esther with strength so that she would be able to save a nation.
Paul needed strength to proclaim the good news in dangerous circumstances to let His name be known.
What plans will He have in store for you and I when He provides us with this strength? 

With His strength-
I want be fearless of the days to come and all of the things unknown.
I want go unto the world. and be a light.
I want be forgiving to those who wrong me.
We are called to be...

 
Strong in letting His name be known.
"But the Lord stood by me and strengthened me, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed so that all... might hear it."
-2 Timothy 4:17

Strong in being fearless in all situations.
"This is my command- be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid of discouraged. For the Lord, your God, is with you wherever you go."
-Joshua 1:9

Strong in being different.
"But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. Do not fear what they fear, do not be frightened."
-1 Peter 3:14

Strong in being patient for His timing.
"Wait for the Lord. Be strong, and take heart, and wait for the Lord."
-Psalms 27:14

Strong in being changed.
"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: the old has gone and the new is here!"
-2 Corinthians 5:17

But always remembering to be strong and humble.
All of my strength comes from Him.
Without Him, what am I?
Nothing.
"Have you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the Earth. He does not faint or grow weary, His understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might He increases strength. But they who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not grow faint."
-Isaiah 40:28-29&30

I want to have the strength that only He can give me.
I will cling to that protection.
And with it, I will not fear the unknown.
And with it, I will be healed.
And I will be strong.

Join me?


5 comments:

Melody Holmes said...

Love this!! Very encourageing and great scriptures!!!

Cas said...

Amen :) awesome post.

Erin said...

I really needed to hear this today :) I am working on being strong and waiting for God's timing!

Betsy said...

what a great reflection on God's strength. I second Erin...I needed to hear this today!

Sarah said...

Amen! Really needed to hear all of these encouraging verses this week. Thank you for sharing -- and so glad I found your blog! :)