When I read this verse recently I heard “No assembly required.” I was exhausted and empty with no energy to “manufacture hope”.
Not that it was lost 🙂
I have a question for you – what is your reaction to the word endurance? Take a moment. Think about it. Got your answer? Did you know endurance is a gift? Are you surprised as I was?
It’s literally been a month since I’ve posted. The reason may seem strange to you … it certainly has felt that way to me. It’s because I made an exchange with my Heavenly Father … I gave Him my thoughts and feelings of being overwhelmed in exchange for Him giving me contentment. Pretty good deal … More All situations
Question for you – how big is God’s strength? What’s the first word, image, sound or feeling of which you became aware when I asked you that question? For me it was the horizon. Second question. When you ask God for strength, how do you receive it? Do you try to carry it or do … More How big is God’s strength?
There is a BIG difference between “being strong” and “being filled with strength”. I was surprised to discover recently a very deep belief at my core of choosing control over Jesus to try to get my body to behave the way I want it to behave. My head knew the right answers that Jesus is my strength, but … More Manufacturer’s Instructions
The blinders are off. I’m seeing more and more dragons … and it’s a very good thing. You know the Shakespeare quote “a rose by any other name would smell as sweet”? Ditto for dragons only they don’t smell sweet! You can call a dragon whatever you want, but they all smell like fear mixed … More Lurking Dragons – Part 2
Funny thing about help. The first step to receive it, is you have to realize it is not a bad thing to need it. Some posts come to me as one big download. Not this one. Without my even realizing it my Heavenly Father has been working on this one for over a month. He … More Stress relief
The past month has been pretty rough health-wise for me. The best thing about that is, it sends me deeper into the Word. Take that enemy. Color me surprised when I discovered that my Heavenly Father created “the destroyer” and that is a very good thing. I have created the blacksmith who readies the fire … More God’s Destroyer
Sound good to you? It does me. That’s why I was so surprised to hear this phrase during a teaching on fasting. Wes Hall from International House of Prayer was addressing our congregation a couple of weeks ago right before the week of a corporate fast. Now to be honest, this fast had crept up … More Positioning yourself to receive