- the quality or state of being strong, in particular.
- a good or beneficial quality or attribute of a person or thing.
STRENGTH ~ IN GOD
Isaiah 40:29-31 New International Version (NIV)
29 He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak.
30 Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
31 but those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.
STRENGTH ~ THE JOY OF THE LORD IS....MY STRENGTH
A positive scripture to live by in life
I love how scripture can bring so much change to a brain. Just reading it, puts hope into my heart. When life sometimes hits us with unexpected things that are hard, we know that we can soar on wings of eagles. Think about that for a moment, soaring above the problem and receiving strength from God. A wow moment for me when I think about soaring and God handling my life. It doesn't means there won't be hard days or sad days, but the joy of the Lord can become your strength through each day.
I was watching "American Ninja Warrior" on TV and saw the strength the people had. Both men and women who had gone into training to win this game. Their faces look serious and you can tell their mindset was to finish. They did not go into deep training for only the first step but the complete race. A race against obstacles that were challenging and a clock that ticks away for the best speed. When completed, the person can hit a button and it stops it all. Their part is over and they completed it. Let me take this example into our spiritual lives.
We must be a warrior for God. Our training is reading the word (Bible) and connecting with one another. We can not compare our lives because each of us have a different purpose. Our goal is one day Heaven. There can be many obstacles in our lives, but we can't stop. The devil doesn't want us to accomplish things in life or live for God. God has plan in Jeremiah 29:11 for you and me. He knows the plans he has for us and our yes to God is giving him our best. Our best time, our best action, our best attitudes daily and the list goes on. It is a daily challenge to do the right thing in life. Set your mind and purpose this a good day.
As this new day begins, keep Romans 12:2 alive inside of you:
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is--his good, pleasing and perfect will.
There will be times in life when you need to hit that reset button in your brain. Things aren't happening the way the think and it can become hard. Just remember who your strength comes from and you can do this! This being whatever you are facing, you are not facing it alone. God is truly with you!
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.