By myself I have little power and strength of my own, but God, by Himself has all of the power and all of the strength.
If anything at all is going to exist or be created, it will not be by any of my own weak use of my own power, but exclusively, by God’s use of His own power.
God alone has the power and strength required not only to bring things into existence, but all the power and strength to keep them out of existence as well.
I have conceived a lot of things in my mind that God in His wisdom and by His maximum grace, which God has kept me from having any knowledge and possession of.
20 Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped,
21 And said, Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.
So, every day I need to end my day by saying, “Lord, I know that, first of all, You are the only one in control of what has happened and not happened to me today.
Thank you, God my Father, that when my life may have seemed out of control to me, Your power, Your grace alone kept me alive long enough to pray to you!”
“You were in control all of the time I perceived I was not. The heavens declare the power of God. The throne of Heaven is never empty. You God are 100% there and seated with Your Son, Jesus, in absolute control and sovereign over it all.”
When in the complete failure and ethical and moral weakness of my humanity I am not strong enough to deal or contend, I simply have no power whatsoever to contain its power over my life, I can plug myself into the full moral power of my God and move from my strength to His strength, my defeats to His victories.
And my prayers link my weaknesses and failures with His strength and victory.
Psalm 84:5-8 Amplified Bible
Blessed and greatly favored is the man whose strength is in You,
In [a]whose heart are the highways to Zion.
Passing through the Valley of Weeping ([b]Baca), they make it a place of springs;
The early rain also covers it with blessings.
They go from strength to strength [increasing in victorious power];
Each of them appears before God in Zion.
O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer;
Listen, O God of Jacob! Selah.
The Word of God for the Children of God. Gloria! In Excelsis Deo! Alleluia! Amen.
Being a believer is a journey to God and with God, where your faith is inspired, empowered and strengthened.
Everything we go through makes us know God more.
The journey, every trial and the unpleasant paths we must endure, has been making us stronger and stronger; in God, inside us.
You have been getting stronger, becoming a warrior: brave, courageous, and rich in character.
Your ultimate destination is with Your God.
To come into your inheritance, you must travel forward, claiming, obtaining, and becoming the upgraded identity that God has always intended for you.
Your victory in the past season becomes your platform or moral authority in the new beginnings of the next oncoming season.
Your everyday assignment is to stand on the platform of what God has done in your life and inspire and invite people onto the journey into the life of Christ.
Reverend Charles Haddon Spurgeon:
- Trusting God in trouble brings present comfort.
- Present comfort ensures still larger supplies.
- So far from being wearied they gather strength as they proceed.
- Each individual becomes happier, each company becomes more numerous, each holy song more sweet and full.
- We grow as we advance if heaven be our goal.
- If we spend our strength in God’s ways we shall find it increase.
“Every one of them in Zion appeareth before God.”
This was the end of the pilgrims’ march
-the center where all met
-the delight of all hearts.
Not merely to be in the assembly, but to appear before God was the object of each devout Israelite.
Unless we realize the presence of God, we have done nothing; the mere gathering together is nothing worth.
“One of the deep distinguishing joys of a Christian career of pressing forward towards closer communion and conformity with our Lord and Master, in whom God is manifested: viz. (namely) that we grow day by day in strength, and that effort does not weaken, but invigorates.”
Life is a journey to God, now; where we find the hidden strengths, that we were born with; and develop them, with God, towards God, and for God’s glory and to share with others.
Believers are pilgrims or sojourners whose goal in life is to seek, find, and live with God; and their happiness is found and based in a complete investment of their lives, while they are always growing stronger, from the inside out, until they see God here.
Our lives are redemptive journeys and stories, where we gain strength in God, through ongoing perseverance, where the saints are seasoned into courageous warriors, on a pilgrimage to see God.
Plug into God as God is Plugged into You!
In the name of God, the Father and God the Son and God the Holy Spirit,
Let us Pray,
Father, teach me to do your will, for you are my God. May your Holy Spirit lead me on level ground. I see your faithfulness and goodness in what you have done for me throughout my life. I think about these things, and I thirst for you.
Let me tap into your power and your strength, feel of your unfailing love every morning, for I am empowered by trusting you. Show me where to walk, for I give myself to you. Keep me on firm footing for the glory of your name. Amen.