Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Colossians 1:24 – 2:3
The strength that God supplies is different than how I usually perceive strength. Society today values ‘strength of character’, the strength to dominate and control, and the strength to persevere to accomplish all I plan to do. The strength that God supplies to those who are his friends and walk with Him, is the strength to love despite human frailties, the strength to approach all of creation, including other human beings with humility and wisdom, and the strength to stand with my head up looking for God’s grace and salvation, no matter what happens. This is the strength that Paul used, whether travelling as a missionary, or proclaiming the Gospel with his life, whether arguing in public squares and synagogues, or writing letters, when he was shipwrecked or when he was beaten and imprisoned. The strength that God supplies sees me through times of disease and successes alike, always allowing me to continue to walk in the wakefulness and wonder of his Grace and Mercy. As I labor throughout this season of harvest and the uptake of fall activities, will I rely only on my own strengths, or will I use the strength that God supplies. Holy Spirit of God, help me use the strength you supply.
For God alone my soul waits in silence, for my hope is from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be shaken. (Psalm 62:1,2 )
God’s strength in your weakness is His presence in your life.
Soli ad gloriam
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Beverly Illauq lives in Kemptville, Ontario, where she greets each morning by seeking the Gospel Mystery of the Day - the Word of the Lord for direct and practical application to the specific challenges & joys of the day.