I feel a little fragile lately. I have those moments in my days, mostly when I'm tired and worn, when I honestly think I might break.
My human strength fails me sometimes.
Add to that the fact that Satan seems to be aiming a few extra fiery darts my way these days, as I have committed myself to the task of writing a new Bible study. I can usually spot the
blazing arrows lies, but I sometimes weaken when it comes to fighting back with truth. I know the truth. But it's just almost too hard to load my gun with it and take aim. You, too?
My Daily Bread
I'm participating in Living Proof Ministry's Siesta Scripture Memory Team challenge once again this year. It is undoubtedly one of the most effective discipleship tools I've found. I'm a firm believer in feeding our hungry souls by meditating on soul satisfying scripture 3-4 times a day. And if you do that, you WILL memorize it!
But if we don't employ a little accountability or a prize at the end of the goal, we're not likely to complete the challenge. So I log in my chosen scripture every two weeks or so with thousands of other women on the Living Proof blog here.
My newest memory passage is Ephesians 3:16-17 in the New Living Translation:
I pray that from His glorious, unlimited resources He will empower you with inner strength through His Spirit. Then Christ will make His home in your hearts as you trust in Him. Your roots will grow down into God's love and keep you strong.
(Ephesians 3:16-17, NLT)
Don't you just love the layer upon layer of strength that these verses offer through God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit? Paul is praying for the Ephesians to find in God a strength that endures, stays established in the weary and worn moments, stands up strong against Satan's fiery onslaught, and accomplishes much good for the Kingdom. That's the kind of strength I'm praying for, too.
Do you need a holy braid of Rock solid strength in your life? Maybe you're facing a battle of your own. Maybe life's demands are wearing on you in this particular season. Maybe you've grown weary from a test or trial that has outstayed its welcome.
May I suggest that you feast upon this biblical prayer several times a day? And then trust that God will indeed answer it in your life. He wants to. Oh, how He wants to.
Bless you, sweet friends!
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