Good morning all-
I woke up thinking about the power of God. Many significant things have happened for me these last few weeks. I made a leap of faith to begin to see this blog as a ministry. One woman's faith, could it impact lives? I think it can if God is behind me and in front of me. I have had a difficult journey these last couple of months and finally feel like I have been stretched, tested and in great need to move foward. I never stand still anyway. I am a go getter and totally a driven, type A personality. I go until I fall asleep and find that when I find the power of God in the morning; I can do so much more.
So I woke up at 5 am with Him on my mind. He is my past, present and future. David, like no other in the Bible understood this. He knew when he failed God, he knew when he needed God and he knew that without him, he was lost. His heart was a heart that yearned for God and that's what I want my heart to always resemble. I don't want to be known for being a gossip, angry or without devotion to people. I want to be known as a woman that followed God all her days and at the end brought his Word far and wide. That's my dream and like the little cartoon I saw yesterday, I'm scared but I'm leaping anyway. The power of the cross is upon us my sisters and it's our duty to take on those responsibilities. For some, it may just be raising your kids right now and for others, it may be casting a net wide and far. I'm going to let God have the reigns and watch as He moves mountains, widens seas and sets the sun.
Jesus and our time with Him helps us understand our path and can help lead us beside Him. Our faith doesn't come easily. It was paid for by Jesus so that we could know Him. When I read in Exodus all the qualifications for the Ark, the tent, the table, the clothes, the washing regimen, I'm exhausted. But what I realize from all of it is how much God loved us to send His only Son and all He requires is that we love Him back. That's the mighty power of our God. He is the same but He loves us so much He reminds us not just of His power but of His mercy. I believe that God is calling women to stand up for the next generations, to fight the good fight, to dig down in our Bibles and find Him and most importantly, love Him so that He can show us His unfailing love.
I may not always understand what human love is but I do understand God's love for me. You don't have to have great parents to experience it either. I was lucky. I knew love, forgiveness and sacrifice through my wonderful parents but it was through my own trials by fire that I learned God's power and love for me. Please take time today to look around and discover the power of Jesus. As I told my husband, you can find him everywhere you look, even if it's only in a three minute Bible study. I'll write about that tomorrow.
I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken. (Psalm 16:8 NIV)
May the power of God's glory rain down on us as we follow Him. May He set our paths straight and narrow and may he keep temptation far from us as we try to do His will. Thank you Jesus for Your mighty hand on our lives and for the forgiveness you gave us at the cross. We owe You our lives and we must follow the path that leads us to You. In Jesus name we pray, AMEN.