Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | December 10, 2013

Strengthened By God

MP900227525[1]“Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness.”  Colossians 1:11 (KJV)

 It is so wonderful to be strengthened by God when we go through trials; however, the choice to receive strength is ours. His Word strengthens us. Prayer strengthens us. Releasing praises strengthens us. Rejoicing in God with patience and longsuffering strengthens us. If we try to go through trials without prayer, the Word, praise, and rejoicing we will get drained and weary. I have not had a burn out in over ten years. There have been times in my life when I have because I was trying to do it all in my own strength. Now I study and meditate on God’s Word and have a helpless dependence on God. When I am doing ministry work or am ministering to people, I ask for God’s strength. The more we receive from God, the more we can give out and the more we give out, the more we need to be receiving from God. When we stop receiving from God then our strength will be depleted. God wants to empower us. The more of the Word of God we have in us, the more empowered we will be. We can face trials with patience, longsuffering and joy only when we are being strengthened with all might according to God’s glorious power.

“Lord, thank You that You strengthen us with all might according to Your glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness. Today I choose to walk in patience, longsuffering and joy.”

 For His Glory

 Linda Reyes Shepherd
TRBC Mountain Blend

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