May 10 2013

Inner Strength

I don’t know about you, but it’s sometimes hard for me to admit that I need help.
 
I think I'm so strong on the outside, that I can handle anything that comes my way.
 
I spend so much time obsessing over my physical strength, by working hard to stay in shape, and lifting weights to have strong muscles. I think that must be what real strength is.
 
It seems the more dedicated I am to that, the less I work on the inside. I mistakenly think that if it looks like I have it all together on the outside, then the inside will follow. Or, at least no one will know.
 
Then, I read something today in my bible about how Paul prayed for his friends to develop inner strength - so that they could handle whatever came their way, and never loose their faith.
 
I don't know about you, but I want that. I want to be able to look at my uncertain future, and not freak out about it, but plan accordingly, and trust God to sustain me, and meet my needs.
 
If you'd like that too, join me in Paul's prayer today:
 
I pray that your glorious, unlimited resources, will empower me today with inner strength through your spirit.   I pray that Jesus will make his home in my heart as I trust in You.  I pray my roots will grow down into God's love and keep me strong.  Help me understand the power of your love, how wide, long, high, and deep it is.  Help me understand the love of Jesus., and be made complete in the fullness of life and power that comes from you.  Father, Remind me today that you are able through your mighty power at work within me to accomplish infinitely more than I might ask or think.  (Ephesians 3:14-19)
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