There are times in this life where I feel weak. Challenges, problems, self-doubt comes flying towards me. Sometimes many at once.
I read the word "empowered" today in a devotional. That word just stood out like a bright shiny light!
Every single one of us will face opposition, troubles and life's blows! Believers or non-believers.... however, as a believer; I am empowered!
Not a fan of superheroes (I know, shocking, right?) however, when I go through something, I equate it to this.
So you have Clark Kent. He sees trouble happening. And the first thing he does is look for that telephone booth. He knows that he will receive his power to face his opponents. He goes in meek Clark and comes out Superman!
We got that! We have our telephone booth! Yep!
Problem comes, big ones, health issues, mourning, lack of money, piles of bills, fear, temptation, rocky relationships.... you name it!
We get down on bended knee or close our eyes and pray! We call on our empowerment! We call on the LORD! And HE will empower us to face whatever comes our way!
We are never rendered helpless, no matter what things look like! David had a huge monster facing him. He only had a slingshot. Yet, he was empowered by the LORD and put the beat down on Goliath! Not alone- not on his own right or glory - but by the power of the LORD!
We get to tap into that!!
Isaiah 41:10 is a good one to keep handy in times of disempowerment!
"Fear not, for I am with you;
Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand."
Troubles will come, however be not worried, the LORD will strengthen (empower) you! You will step into the glory of the LORD (telephone booth) and HE will strengthen you, help you and lift you!
Yep, you got the best superhero cape and powers around; no matter what you face! Stronger and empowered by our LORD!
Like David, stand straight and know you have the power. Stop looking at the size of your weapon! It may be only a slingshot - however when empowered by the LORD, it becomes an army!
Hallelujah, I am empowered and I will meet and beat any opposition that comes my way! Head held up, got my praise and prayer on - it's all good in this neighborhood! (Ok, got a little carried away there)
But that is how my FATHER makes me feel: empowered!
Thank YOU JESUS ♥️
Be specific! Know what you want! Be intentional and unrelenting.
We are great at targeting what we do not want. However, it seems to be hard to be exact for what we do want.
In a recent survey of successful entrepreneurs, it was found that one of the commonalities was the specificity and unstoppable attitude of their goals. It was not just "I want to be rich". They were very precise with what they wanted, why and how they were going to get there. It was written, pictured and visited often. And challenges never stopped them.
I come to the LORD unlike the typical entrepreneur. I'm in a mess and just want to be out of it.
We are promised that our FATHER does not have plans to harm us but rather to prosper us. Ask and you shall receive. It just shouldn't be asking to borrow a ten from your dad. Pray with intention, without ceasing...
knowing that LORD wants the best for HIS KIDS.
But, I must be specific, intentional and persistent. Also, however, my heart must be in the right place!
In Luke 1:1-8 there is the parable of the woman who did not give up! She prayed and was specific. There was a judge she came before who was not of the LORD. However, this widow did not give up! The unjust judge kept refusing but the widow kept asking. She won.
Verse 6-8 says "And the Lord said, “Listen to what the unjust judge says. And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?”
Persistent, intentional and faithful prayer......
LORD, I want increase, so that I may be of assistance to those who the LORD has entrusted to me. That is truly my desire. FATHER, I want my business to succeed so that I have the freedom to spend my time where it is best used in service to YOU, my family and others! FATHER, give me the wisdom to do what YOU desire to further my success. Today, let my time produce one further step towards launching my website. Today, provide my efforts proof I am on the right path.
I know in my heart of hearts that when I keep my eyes persistently on the LORD and am specific and intentional, HIS will shall be done and therefore by HIS promises - I already am a success! I already am on the right path!
Thank YOU JESUS ♥️
NO WORRY WITH FAITH
I was blessed once again to be able to go to the beach. It was also a blessing to my grandkids, who are going through a challenging time. My brother invited us to stay and was really gracious. Blessings!
Today my two little braves were invited to go on a boat ride. Blessings!
I had to work so I wasn't able to go.
Panic set in about their safety. There was a time when I would have prevented my own kids from doing or participating in "fun" things to "keep them safe."
This was only a momentary and fleeting attack of worry. No acting out on it. I silently prayed and felt peace as I relied on the LORD to keep my little grandkids safe on the water. Blessings!
GOD always blesses! Even when in a moment of a hesitation and worry; stop and look for a blessing, and there will be blessing!
Thank YOU JESUS ♥️