We lived through hurricane Irma. Living through a large hurricane really reminds us of how small and fragile we really are against forces of nature. But I am so glad I lived through it and miraculously no one in our city was injured or had much damage even through the eye went straight through us. This was my first of many fasts I did. I prayed and fasted and a lot of people were joining with me in prayer. So feeling the force of the wind outside would have petrified me but God had wrapped His calm and peace and even joy around me amidst the awe. And if He is bigger than the strongest natural force we know, He is stronger than any internal turmoil we are.going through as well. I can’t tell you how many times I have said out loud “God is stronger than any hurricane.” It builds faith, trust. God is it, worthy of all praise, honor and worship. God is Who to rely on and stay close to. And His power is even cooler because it is charged with love.❤❤❤
Family is strongest when God is the main focus of it. God designed family to be together and puts together family on purpose. It is the beautiful design for empowering His work and kingdom of love on this planet and giving us strength for eternity with Him. This is why evil attacks family. Evil wants to destroy everything God made and weaken and destroy everyone and everything. And evil gives nothing back. God, however, never stops giving. He is good and generous and rewards with blessings all family that focuses on Him and supports His design and each other as an extension of that. Family Strength is God’s design and help for us on this planet. And when we support our family and pray together and put God first, He gives us every tool we ever need. It is beautiful. Let nothing divide you from family and God will provide. Family Strength is our strength from God.
Being humble enough to serve and put God and other people first in our lives is the greatest superpower we have on our own. It is the power behind serving. Why? It mixes with faith and allows the Holy Spirit to flow through us and He is the greatest Force on the planet and even in the universe. There is no greater strength and He can flow though a humble and faithful soul of flesh and spirit. And when God flows through a person, what on earth can hold a candle to it? And all that starts with humble service. “How can I help?” “What can I do?” “What do you need?” These all start service rolling and declare that God made you for a reason too and loves you too and I want to show you how important you are to Him, even if I have to work hard or get a little dirty along the way. Humble. Worship. It is beautiful. Absolute perfection for the best we can find and be in life and the strongest. The greatest is found in the humblest. And I really dig how God set that up. He has a great sense of humor. How I love Him!❤
I am a little girl. Granted, I have 43 years of maturity but I am still a little girl. I am strong, very strong both physically (which can change in a heartbeat) and spiritually (which is who I am), but it is only because I have faith that God is true when He says “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” ( Philippians 4:13). And I know my God. My strength is in being close to Him. Some people believe their strength came to them because they have been broken or endured/survived horrific things. I have. A lot. But I have seen that destroy people as well as strengthen them. Heck, I’ve seen myself so depressed it was difficult to move. And here I am today helping other people, taking care of my family with joy and peace and love and even gentleness, serving wherever I am asked, working on our house and landscaping. Me. Full of strength and vitality. Because I am extraordinary? Nah. I know much more amazing people than myself. My strength, and I am letting you in on a big secret here, is my closeness to God who loves me and made everyone and everything we know or can imagine. So, you can be just as strong. Maybe not the same but better with your specific design God molded for you. Strength is in All Powerful God and I am only strong when I am close to Him and obey. ♥
A throng of men have called her doll
And many used her will so tall
To capture what they could from her
They fought the desire to keep her.
So used and left became her life
Always a mistress, never a wife
And on the lonely nights she kept
But the woman says “I stand.”
Now many lonely nights she cried
Once wounds had finally multiplied
And their fruit of labor could not be denied
And through her tears and broken heart
Abused by all and then thrown out
Aside she whispers to the wind “I fold.”
And does she know or massage her mind
The God Man did she dare to find
To tell her the beauty she left behind?
And when she folded, she allowed
The One who made her to arrive
He held her through her tears and cried
“I am not broken but I was for you”.
And with new peace and joy and love
Her beauty flowing from above
She grabs His hand and humbly smiles
And now she says with thankful life
Born stubborn and with an extremely strong will, I assumed most of my life’s biggest struggles were defeated by my own strong will power. I firmly believed that. So much so that I actually prayed many times for God to help other people but helping me wasn’t necessary. “They need you, I’m good”. So foolish was I! Indeed, my greatest strength was realized when God allowed my will power to be broken down and me to humble my heart and realize I am weak but God is strong. What needs to be strong is always strong… God. My will power focuses the strength on me but humble prayer focuses me on God, the Winner. I attached the link for the new song for my kids tomorrow in worship God gave me for them if you are interested. Anyone may use it freely. “All we need is faith and a humble hearted prayer and God will answer us best”. https://youtu.be/u-Mj_VbFqYQ