Last of all I want to remind you that your strength must come from the Lord’s mighty power within you. – (Ephesians 6:10, TLB)
Finally, be strong in the Lord and His mighty power. – (Ephesians 6:10, NIV)
Finally, brothers and sisters, draw your strength and might from God. – (Ephesians 6:10, VOICE)
When we are in Christ, He is in us as well. The very same power and strength that dwells in the Lord, is available and alive within us as we turn in trust to Him. Even when we feel completely depleted, His strength knows no end. He calls us to seek Him for the strength that we need, as He is ever ready to supply. Personally, I know how true to His word He is, as this week has been non-stop and demanding, with little time for sleep. As I sit and reflect on the blur that this week has been, I am in awe that it is now Thursday. He upheld me, strengthened me, and at times carried me through to get to today. He is good, and His faithfulness never ends. May we trust in the Lord and His strength, remembering that His mighty power lies within the hearts of all who believe.
Let us not forget,
Where true strength resides;
For it is in Christ,
As we choose abide.
All strength and all might,
The power within;
He grants unto us,
As we seek, ask Him.
So, lean not on self,
But trust in the One;
Rely on His strength,
‘Til each day is done.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You provide Your strength, might and power to us as we seek You. Thank You that we do not need to navigate this life on our own. Forgive us for trying to power through in our own strength, rather than seeking You to supply that which we need. Teach us to trust You more, so that we would draw strength from You. Show us how to love those around us in a way that strengthens and encourages, just as You do for us. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we draw our strength from You so that we may stand firm. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present
For the Lord your God will bless you, …and your joy will be complete. – Deuteronomy 16:15