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Starting Strong in 2020

It tends to catch me by surprise each year-

 how suddenly Christmas is over,

 the carols are no longer heard and talk of income tax is in the air.

Although it might be easy to join the masses and stress over the lack

of energy, finances, health, relationships, etc,

 that is not our real need.

No, beneath all of those concerns

 is the need of our souls for His

Presence, His Peace and His Provision.

 Without Him, we drift in emptiness

 seeking to satisfy our aching souls

 with something.

But, in truth, He is the One Who satisfies our every need

 as we learn to depend upon Him.

 

So let’s start there first.

Ask Him to fill your soul with His Presence.

Ask Him to take control.

Ask Him to help you focus upon those things that matter most.

 

By doing that we’ll know that we are starting strong

no matter what happens.

Join me, won’t you, in taking that first step to start strong in 2020?

 

Weak Becomes Strong

It is the strangest thing…

    but in our world of bigger and better

    God often uses the weak and insignificant in this world’s eyes

    to accomplish His Purposes.

Strange, isn’t it? Very strange.

Yes, we get so used to the bigger, the better, the more beautiful, the richest 

    being chosen or having the position.

But God sees things differently than us.

We are taught to look at our assets,

    to gaze at our list of accomplishments before even trying 

    but God just doesn’t seem to work that way.

No, many times He chooses who we would have overlooked.

In God’s economy some of the seemingly weakest things are strong.

This paradox is not by accident.

No, it’s part of God’s design.

Like the 5 loaves and 2 fishes that the boy offered.

That small lunch became enough to feed more than 5,000 in Jesus’ hands.

And that simple rod in Moses hand became enough to part the Red Sea among other miracles.

So do you ever feel insignificant?

Small?

Weak?

Inferior?

Well the truth is you are not. Feelings can lie.

No, in God’s hands your weakness becomes strong.

Your insignificance becomes great.

God has an amazing way of using the simple to accomplish His Purposes.

Just give yourself to Him,

     Surrender your way and your plans into His Hands

    And you, too, will see that He delights in doing what is more than we can ask or think.

Little is much in God’s Hands.

And all the Glory goes to Him. 

 

 

 

 

You Are An Overcomer

Keep calm.

Relax.

Breathe deep.

You are an overcomer as you put your trust in Him.

Whatever you are facing now

is small

compared to our God.

Whatever you are fearful of

is puny

compared to our God.

those thoughts that come

those  critical voices you hear

saying that you are not enough

you will never be enough

are lies.

All lies.

Quiet yourself and breathe in His Promises.

He has promised to never, never leave you

and you can count on Him.

So arise today.

Stand tall and face your fear.

Remember who you are – an overcomer.

And most of all,

Remember who He is.

The Great and Mighty God – your Defender, Provider,

and constant Strength.

He doesn’t change the way people do.

No, He is for you

and because He has already overcome

you have too.

It’s time to praise the Lord and dance for joy.

The victory is yours.

heaven on earth