Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | February 28, 2014

Firm In The Lord’s Strength

Bible“My brothers and sisters, that is how you should stand firm in the Lord’s strength. I love you and long for you. Dear friends, you are my joy and my crown.” Philippians 4:1 (NIRV)

 As we mature in the Lord and learn his Word, we will receive His strength and become empowered by the Holy Spirit. God wants us to stand firm and not be moved by the trials of life. We cannot do this if we are relying on our own strength. Times of discouragement will come, but God doesn’t want us to stay defeated. If we do, we will become faint in heart, grow weary and continue to stay discouraged.  Ultimately, we won’t be standing firm. God, however, wants to revitalize us, (re-energize us) through His Word. It is wonderful to know that whatever we are going through in life, we can face it with God’s strength because God is on our side. Confidently, we can rest in Him because God is the one who empowers us. He is the one that gives us the keys to live a victorious life through Christ Jesus. Ephesians 3:17 reminds us that Christ lives within us enabling us to build a strong unmovable foundation of love that runs deep.  We won’t be easily offended and moved by others’ unkind words or actions, if we are rooted and grounded in love. Is our foundation cracking? God’s Word will give us a solid foundation and  provide special armor enabling us to stand firm regardless of the battle (Ephesians 6:13-17).

 “Lord, I choose not to wallow in self-pity or discouragement. I choose your Word to make me strong. I choose to be rooted and grounded in love. Thank You for Your strength that keeps me firm, planted, and rooted in You.”

 For His Glory

 Linda Reyes Shepherd
TRBC Mountain Blend

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