4/10/19    (In my mailbox today from Joel.)

Today’s Scripture
“He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.”  (Isaiah 40:29, NIV)

He Gives Strength
Have you ever felt backed into a corner about a particular situation, and you couldn’t see a way out? We’ve all felt trapped and overwhelmed by the circumstances of life at one time or another. Be encouraged today because the Bible says in Isaiah that when you cry to God for help, as soon as He hears, He will answer you! He will give you strength when you are weary and increase your power when you feel weak. No matter what is going on in your life today, God is greater than any obstacle or difficulty you may be facing. Do you need strength today to overcome a challenge in your life? Do you need power to stand strong in the midst of a storm? Call on Him and He will hear you. The answer is on the way while the words are still on your lips! Open your heart and by faith receive His strength and might, and let Him empower you to live in victory all the days of your life!

A Prayer for Today
“Father in heaven, thank You for hearing and answering my prayers. Fill me with Your strength and power today. I give You my whole heart and ask that You remove anything from my life that isn’t pleasing to You. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.”

My Thoughts:
The complete thought of Isaiah 40:28-31 looks like this: 
(28 Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.  29 He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.  30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:  31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.)

At 86 now, I often really feel drained mentally and physically.  Things that use to be easy have now become difficult.  Things that I was able to do very fast have become slow and even sometimes impossible.  But I find that as I have faith and am in the right place doing the right thing with a “sound mind” ( 2 Tim.1:7)  that I am getting things done that I have never done before.  That as I walk with a Rom.8 overview and see things as GOD sees them,  I don’t get trapped in the minutia like I use to.  You know, the quick-sands of life where even if you win you have lost ground.  That the time is gone, the money is gone or ???? and the former good relationship with some one has been damaged and perhaps destroyed over nothing important at all.  In Romans 8,  Paul teaches us this concept in verse 11-14:  11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.  12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.  13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify (put to death) the deeds of the body, ye shall live.14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons (children) of God. and in verses 35-37:  35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?  36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.  37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.

So from GOD’S point of view our understanding of time is totally immature and bogus.  Time is only a school room experience from God’s point of view.  In HIS Eternity, that HE has invited us into,  there is nothing but time.  In fact HIS dimension is totally without time.  So if by faith we see ourselves as in Heb.11:13 as only “Pilgrims” who are passing though.  Passing through a short temporary time of training in the temporary dimension of time it puts a totally different value on “stuff” and the yours and mine concept.  Personally I need to be reminded of this very often or I start counting beans and get into trouble as Peter teaches us: 
Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;  1 Peter 2:11.

So want to get rid of the feelings of weakness and quit being weary?   Then by faith enter into the Eternal point of view through love, humility and obedience to the LORDSHIP of Christ Jesus.  HE came for the foolish, weak, base, despised and nothings of this world, 1 Cor.1:26-31,  He came so HE could re-create us to be restored to HIS IMAGE as was HIS original vision and design,   Gen.1:27,  Rev. 21:1-8.

Yours, in HIS great love and wonderful grace and mercy,  Ken <><   (Former Blogs may be found at    the link is under “WORTH CONSIDERING” at the bottom of the page, left side.)

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