How does God strengthen us for His purposes? Through Himself.
I am looking at my future and wondering what will unfold. My need for Jesus’ purpose overwhelms me at times. My lack of vision makes me feel weak and unusable. What strengths do I have that will qualify me for what lies ahead?
Yesterday, we began looking at 1 Timothy 1:12
I give thanks to Christ Jesus our Lord who has strengthened me because He considered me faithful, appointing me to ministry.
God knows your life. He knew it before you were born and, in this knowledge, He knew He could be confident in the plan of your future.
Your faith was breathed into you by God Himself and His confidence is grounded in that which He gave.
Your strength is God Himself living through you.
He empowers you with His Spirit and with divine persuasion He guides you in His intentions for you. His strength, in you, is the promise of what lies ahead.
With Jesus, you are equipped with everything you need to realize your future and accomplish your purpose.
My dear faithful friends, you have received the power of God. There is nothing you can do without Him, and there is nothing you can’t do with Him. He has gone before you, purposed you in all that lies ahead and equipped you with the strength to fulfill the days to come.
You have been given all you need.
Can you remember a time when God gave you strength to accomplish something you couldn’t?
How did you know it was God’s strength and not your own?
Did this circumstance give God glory and strengthen you or someone else?
How does this encourage you for the days ahead?
Lord, I pray that You will help us realize Your power in us. Give us confidence in the Spirit that enables us to know Your will and the strength to accomplish it. We know our days are appointed by You and the plans for our lives will be completed by Your strength.
Further Reading: Ephesians 3:14-21
I pray you Live Like You Know …where you are going.
Strength to strength,