Wednesday, September 5, 2007

God's Power

Good morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is another warm day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! Well, yesterday the gators had to get along without me. Because of my painful, infected finger, I did not walk, but instead got ready to pop into the doctor's office as early as possible to get it treated.

I am happy to say that after treatment , I can now type without pain from that finger and am taking a different anti-biotic and dressing the wound, but am on the way to recovery.

I did drive through the Park though, and saw the freshly mowed grass, ibises pecking, anhingas airing out their wings, but only a few people in the simmering heat. God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

How can God's power help me?

Psalm 60:12 "With God's help, we will do mighty things, for he will trample down our foes."

We should not look at the size of the problem, but at the size of our God. When there are great things to be done, we have a great God who will do them through us.

Isaiah 40:29 "He gives power to those who are tired and worn out; he offers strength to the weak."

2 Corinthians 12:9 "Each time he said,'My gracious favor is all you need. My power works best in your weakness' So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may work through me."

God's power does not depend on human strength and power. In fact, our resources can get in the way if we rely on them instead of on the Lord. God's power flows through our weaknesses like electric current through a wire. The wire is simply a conductor, with no power in itself. But without the wire, the current doesn't flow. God is looking for people who are wired for his service.

Acts 1:8 "When the Holy Spirit has come upon you, you will receive power and will tell people about me everywhere--in Jerusalem , throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.

1 Peter 1:5 "God, in his mighty power, will protect you until you receive this salvation because you are trusting him. It will be revealed on the last day for all to see. "

God's power preserves and protects us until we reach our eternal home.

I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!

Love and hugs,