Strength

In the power of His might…

There are times in life we can feel like a lion, ready to take on anything and every thing that comes along. But what happens when the lion becomess battle worn and strength is fading.

Well I know I have found myself slowly down the years becoming battle worn. It was for a good solid ten years plus that each year or every six months it was something new that came along to deal with.

From 2007 til even still now currently there have been many medical emergencies or issues or treatments that have taken place. Each requiring time away from home, traveling long distances and little to no sleep.

Much of that now as I look back on it was done within my own strength. Yes, I beleived in God during the midst of all of it, but I didnt trust and rely on Him to see me through alot of it. It been in coming to Reformation Developmental Center, that has taught me some fundamentals of how God works. He works when I am at rest.

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might.
Ephesians 6:10 NASB

How is that so right?

Hebrews 4:11 says our labor should be to enter rest. When my soul is inwardly busy trying to do everything on my own then I am not at rest, I am also operating from my own strength.

The teaching I have been sitting under has helped me learn to calm my soul at times. Learn to pray and cast things and wait for God to speak on what should be done.

This principles that Pastor Juanita Gibbs has taught me have helped me not be so overwhelmed, burnt out, and anxious in things as they arise in life. This keeps my weaknesses where I can pull on Gods perfect strength to make it through anything.

Recognizing I am not strong in things and humbly asking God to meet me has helped so much. I still have much more of this to practice, but what I am practicing in my life has helped so much.

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~Cynthia 😍

Faith Strengthens

Our souls need strength from the spirit!

In times of weakness our souls (mind,will, and emotions) search for strength. Well, I know mine does. It searches for a security to hold onto and be held by that can only come from the embrace of truth from God.

Its in those weak places where crying out to God can meet the depths of need from within. Journaling, worship, prayer, meditating in truth and often times quietening the soup to hear the still small voice of the spirit saying “Daughter, I am looking out for you” comes and comforts the heart.

strengthening the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to continue in the faith, and saying, “Through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God.”
Acts 14:22 NASB

Relying on Him in all things helps us to trust in God and strengthen out souls. It helps shift our mindset from things of this world to setting out thoughts and affections on things above(Colossians 3:2).

This helps us persevere in the faith and keep pressing on knowing in whom we have trust and hope to he ever with us to see us through. The anchoring of our faith in the Rock that is Jesus helps when trials come.

Yes, we may be swayed in our emotions, all in our logic, and bend our will to be of our own choices. But, with enough of the truth if the word in us we wont go too far off course and get back on track and end up being stronger than we once were.

May we keep fighting the good fight of faith with our spiritual weapons, yeilding the sword and going to war in prayer. Battle prep has a training and strengthening ground and its on between trials we should be prepping for the next battle.

~Cynthia 😍