Thursday, July 10, 2008

God's Power

Good morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is the day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! When I stepped outside this morning, no stars were visible because of the haze in the sky, but birds were singing...they never seem to be unhappy!

As I walked in the side yard, a tiny, baby frog, no larger than my thumbnail hopped out of my way. I thought of the TV series some years ago, "All Creatures Great and Small"... from the tiniest frog to the greatest alligator, the Lord God loves them all!

After another trip out to the VA, I didn't have time to walk again yesterday, but drove through the Park and saw a lovely great white heron reflected in the mirror-like waters of the canal! There is beauty all around if we just notice!

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.

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

Love and hugs,