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*** as i’ve said i’m reading Holley Gerth’s book about being amazing already and so i’ve been following her blog – and love love love what she is sharing. resonating within me. this today went BOOM in my heart, gently, softly and with a yes claire.
The disciples seem to scoff. “What do you mean? There’s a crowd around you.” But Jesus insists, “I know that power has gone out from me.” A woman steps forward to confess that, yes, she touched Jesus and she has been healed.
When I’ve heard this story told, the focus has always been on the healing. Yet in recent weeks my heart keeps coming back to what happens just before…to what Jesus experienced when someone touched him.
Power went out from him.
When Jesus in you touches someone else in a meaningful way power goes out from you too. And that is why you need rest and to be recharged more than you realize. You might have a heartfelt conversation that encourages a friend. Or you could show tenderness with one of your children that requires an extra measure of grace. Perhaps you navigate through a difficult ethical situation at work and manage to make a difference. In all of those, God’s power has gone out from you.
Yet instead of realizing that we berate ourselves for feeling tired. We believe we should be able to do it all, all the time. That’s not the way we’re created. And when we live without recognizing that power is going out from us we wind up exhausted and burned out.
How have you been giving lately?
Where has God’s power been flowing out of your life to someone else?
What do you need to be recharged?
go along and read the whole post and let it touch your heart!
“Instead of hiding from the world or being overwhelmed by the evil of it, we need to strengthen our spiritual cores and trust in the power of the spirit at work in us.”
~ Christine Caine
this popped into my inbox today and i thought it was a perfect follow on from my Five Minute Friday post on BRAVE yesterday so thought i would share. Be brave you awesome people – Be strong in God!
God gives strength for today, and hope for tomorrow.
Sometimes we get it backwards. When we worry about the uncertainties of tomorrow we’re bound to bend and break beneath the weight of anxiety. God doesn’t give strength for tomorrow’s tests. He only gives strength for today. Like manna. Each day has enough trouble of its own .
God’s only provision for your future needs is hope. The certainty of His sovereignty is your only guarantee. Make a note though: God doesn’t give you hope for the needs of today. He gives you strength for your immediate needs-and He expects you to do something about them! I’ve met people who waste time hoping things will work out-when God has already given them the strength to make a change and take a step. You can’t substitute hope for hard work, expecting God to do something for you that you can do for yourself.
Do you a have need today? Walk confidently in the strength of your God for the needs of your now.
Do you have a concern about tomorrow? Tomorrow’s strength will be deposited in your account first thing tomorrow morning-not a moment before.
Until then, put your hope in Christ alone.
Great is His faithfulness!
@BestMovieLine "It’s an imperfect world, but it’s the only one we got." -Robert Downey Jr. ‘Iron Man’ 2008
@CharlGambill Don’t let guilt, mistakes, hurts keep you from the things of God. You are needed, forgiven & loved. Get back involved!
@ChristineCaine You are not what you did. Don’t define who you are by a season, action or event in your life. Define who you are by the word of God!
@biancaolthoff If we allow other people to tell us what we are and are not qualified to do, we will limit what God wants to do with us. You are qualified.
@PastorTullian Our sacrifices for God do not gain us God’s acceptance; God’s sacrifice for us in Jesus does.
@ElliotQuotes Lord God, give me the spirit of ‘numbered days,’ a spirit of wisdom and a sense of destiny. Let Thy beauty be upon me.
@JohnBevere We must not allow the allures of this world to deaden our resolve or our commitment to Christlikeness in all things.
@RonEdmondson Integrity in leadership…when who you claim to be is who you really are…
@timkellernyc Weep, trust, pray, think, shift, hope, grow. Ways to handle suffering.
@PaulTripp Biblical faith enables you to look huge difficulties in the face and not panic because you know the God you serve is much, much bigger.
@PuritanQuotes Let your words be the genuine picture of your heart. John Wesley
@nickygumbel Let your faith be less of a theory and more of a love affair.
@JeremyTreat5 God expresses his majesty most powerfully through his mercy.
@cmullinsmusic With God, there is hope even in the most hopeless situation.
so amazing, everything you do
so gently you touch, so sweetly you move
i spend my life chasing after you
i never get enough, but still i pursue
majesty, the essence of your majesty
worshipping your majesty
presence of your majesty
is where i want to be
you’re the one that paints with light the night
you’re always not wrong, and never not right
there’s not enough words on earth to describe
or to put into song, or compare with the brightness of your majesty