Not in my strength

Posted on Posted in Commitment, Relationship, Trust

                                                                … but in His!

 
God is serious about blessing us and being the strength in our lives,
… but He is also as serious about how He will do it.

      Thus says the Lord: ‘Cursed is the man
      who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength,’
      Jeremiah 17:5

That God wants to be our strength,
is not a suggestion, it’s a command,
and He is expecting us to not rely on our own strength or abilities,
but to fully rely on Him.

      But without faith it is impossible to please Him,
      for he who comes to God must believe that He is
      and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
      Hebrews 11:6

Jesus is our example and He told us how He lived that life on earth.

      Then Jesus answered and said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you,
      the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do;
      for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner.
      John 5:19

Jesus fully relied on the Father, on that personal relationship with the Father,
… and therefore could do those mighty works (that we also should do),
and Jesus even taught us to pray the same kind of prayer He prayed,

      Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come.
      Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
      …
      for Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.
      Matthew 6:9-13

Not telling God what you want Him to do for you,
… but making Him your source, your strength,
and He WILL be your rewarder, as you diligently seek Him.