Wednesday’s Word – Strength
Oh I have not had any of my own strength in the past week. With allergy season kicking in; with my head filled with ideas and keeping me awake; with my hubby snoring – well sometimes I feel rather blah.
But – and there is a big but.
I don’t have to do anything in my own strength. Tweet this.
Here are three examples from the past week.
Last Tuesday I had an interview with Robert White on FaithFM Radio. The call was at at 6:15 am (time change made it 1 hour earlier than I had expected). And I had not slept that night – allergies and snoring husband. I arose at 5am. A prayed and studied. I had a shower to wake me up a little more.
I am not sure how I did but I know I felt God’s spirit strongly as I spoke. The prayers of my prayer team were also holding me up. God is able even though I am not.
1. I had my first interview and got through it.
2. I actually enjoyed it even though I felt nervous.
3. Someone on Facebook said he heard “an awesome interview from Janis Cox”.
On Saturday I had a table at a small Arts and Crafts Fair in my community – to sell Tadeo Turtle. I did not sleep the night before (allergy and snoring of hubby; excitement and too much on my mind). However, I got up at 6am as I always do – studied and prayed. I felt the Lord’s presence and an infusion of energy. Off to the show I went:
1. My nose seemed okay the whole time. (allergies under control)
2. I stood for 6 hours and was able to smile, laugh and sell lots of books.
3. When I returned home – I had a nap. Yes I was tired but elated that God had pulled off this miracle.
On Sunday I was to be the storyteller for 2 services at Sunday School. Of course with these allergies I did not sleep well once again. Up again at 6am I prayed and studied. Renewed with His Presence I went off to church. My hubby was praying for me.
1. The kids were very attentive.
2. I enjoyed myself thoroughly.
3. I had lots of energy to sing and dance with them as well as tell the story and have them act the story out in a play.
So I know for sure – for sure – that God is my strength. Tweet this.
“I love you, Lord, my strength.
The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer;
my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge,
my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold” (Psalm 18:1-2, NIV).
Here is Chris Tomlin singing one of my favourites. Everlasting God.
These words speak to me:
Our God, You reign forever
Our hope, our Strong Deliverer
You are the everlasting God
The everlasting God
You do not faint
You won’t grow weary