Through His Strength Not My Own
You wake up in the morning and your daughter has peed their bed. You have now started off your morning with a nice to-do list you don’t even need to write.
So you give your daughter a bath and get her dressed, make her breakfast, start a load of peed-on laundry, have to now steam clean the floor and mattress, and haven’t even had a sip of your morning coffee. Wow! How do you do it?
You must be superwoman. Wait! Maybe not. The heat turns up, even more, when…
You’re husband then asks you if you’ve seen his car keys, you’re freshly bathed four-year-old spills milk all over her outfit, the dog is scratching at the back door to go outside (you don’t want to clean up any more messes so you quickly open the door), and your husband is still asking you where his keys are. Do you have a second to help me find them because I’m going to be late to work, he asks? Ha, a second, what’s that, you think to yourself?
You change your daughter’s outfit and she’s off to play with her toys. You find your husband’s keys in the fridge door, and you let the dog back inside. All completed with not even one sip of coffee.
Again, how do you do it?
By His Strength Not Mine
You send your husband off to work and your daughter is still playing in her room. You then go and sit on your bed and in your hand you have (NO..not a cup of coffee) His word.
How else could you do it all?
As you open your bible you turn to Psalm 105:4 and it reads
Look to the Lord and His strength; seek His face always.
You mean I don’t have to be supermom?
Of course not! Were you really thinking coffee was the answer (Although I know some of you hardcore bean drinkers would think so)? Hurry and go grab your mug so we can continue.
Okay. Now back to…
Seeking His Strength
Think of a time where your day was overwhelmed with a never ending to-do list. That day you decided you were too busy to open his Word and you would pray tonight when the kids were sleeping. You are in for a rude awakening my dear.
What made you think you could do it in your own strength?
I think we are all too guilty of this. Me first!
I figured I was too busy that I would seek Him when it was not inconvenient to my schedule. You think you’re doing yourself a favor but you’re really holding yourself back in the long run.
Psalm 105:3 says,
Glory in His holy name, let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.
Do you hear that?
He is your strength.
We are mere men and there is only so much we can do. If you decided to hold off to talk to God until the end of the night versus first thing in the morning, I am sure your strength would have been worn out.
He doesn’t mean for us to do everything alone. He wants us to rely on Him. HIS STRENGTH!
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28
He wants you to rest in Him.
He doesn’t want you to carry everything by yourself. And even if you tried, you will end up needing Him. So why wait? Why put yourself through another day of agony going at it all alone? Start today by looking to the Lord and His strength. He is right where you are ready to lift the weight off your shoulders. Hand it over.
I can do all this through Him who gives me strength Philippians 4:13
Have you been doing everything in your own strength but need God’s help? Your words are encouraging!