Inexplicable Strength

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Inexplicably and when it seems completely impossible, God can and will give you strength.
Strength to get up.
Strength to take care of what needs to be taken care of.
Strength to make hard decisions.
Strength to hold onto hope.
Strength to hold onto Him.
He gives strength to the weary.
I know that many of you are facing situations that are draining your strength and leaving you feeling powerless.
It is okay to admit you are not okay.
That you are tired and feel powerless right now.
God does not ask you to “fake it until you make it”, He asks you to receive His grace for one more day.
“He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.”
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭40:29‬ ‭NIV‬‬
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭11:28‬ ‭NIV‬‬
What do you need strength for today? 
What does it look like to admit you need help rather than “fake it until you make it”?
I am praying for you today. I am praying that you find the strength to do what needs to be done, find your way into His rest, and walk forward in a power that is not your own.

Walk and Rest

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Life often demands that you keep on walking even when you are tired. When you are burdened with grief, you still have to go to work.   When you are battle weary someone still has to do the dishes.

Jesus says there is a way to walk and rest at the same time:

“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭11:28‬ ‭MSG‬‬

He says walk with me and I will show you how to do it.  He says to “Take my yoke” which just means “partner with me”.

Jesus says “I will bear the load and lead the way. Walk with me.”

Your “yoke” today may be dripping with unmet expectations, foundation-shaking experiences or unbearably heavy with too many obligations.

Jesus says to you today, “Here, take my yoke and I will take yours. My yoke is dripping with grace, burdened with divinely appointed purpose and wrapped in a deep peace that is not moved by tumultuous circumstances.”

You may be tired and weary today but still, you have to keep walking. Don’t walk alone. And swap yokes with Jesus, His is much better.

May you walk far and rest well in Jesus today.

Inexplicably

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Inexplicably and when it seems completely impossible, God can and will give you strength.
Strength to get up.
Strength to take care of what needs to be taken care of.
Strength to make the hard decisions.
Strength to hold onto hope.
Strength to hold onto Him.
He gives strength to the weary.
I know that many of you are facing situations that are draining your strength and leaving you feeling powerless.
It is okay to admit you are not okay.
That you are tired and feel powerless right now.
God does not ask you to “fake it until you make it”, He asks you to receive His grace for one more day.
“He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.”
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭40:29‬ ‭NIV‬‬
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭11:28‬ ‭NIV‬‬
What do you need strength for today? 
What does it look like to admit you need help rather than “fake it until you make it”?
I am praying for you today. I am praying that you find the strength to do what needs to be done, find your way into His rest, and walk forward in a power that is not your own.

Strength to Get Up

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Inexplicably and when it seems completely impossible, God can and will give you strength.
Strength to get up.
Strength to take care of what needs to be taken care of.
Strength to make the hard decisions.
Strength to hold onto hope.
Strength to hold onto Him.
He gives strength to the weary.
I know that many of you are facing situations that are draining your strength and leaving you feeling powerless.
It is okay to admit you are not okay.
That you are tired and feel powerless right now.
God does not ask you to “fake it until you make it”, He asks you to receive His grace for one more day.
“He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.”
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭40:29‬ ‭NIV‬‬
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭11:28‬ ‭NIV‬‬
What do you need strength for today? 
What does it look like to admit you need help rather than “fake it until you make it”?
I am praying for you today. I am praying that you find the strength to do what needs to be done, find your way into His rest, and walk forward in a power that is not your own.

Walk and Rest


Life often demands that you keeps on walking even when you are tired. When you are burdened with grief. When you are battle weary. 

Jesus says there is a way to walk and rest at the same time: 

“Are you tired? Worn out? 
Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it”

‭‭Matthew‬ ‭11:28‬ ‭MSG‬‬

He says walk with me and I will show you how to do it. Take my yoke and partner with me. I will bear the load and lead the way.

Your own yoke may be dripping with unmet expectations, foundation shaking experiences or heavy with too many obligations.

Jesus’s yoke is dripping with grace, with divine appointed purpose and with a deep peace that is not moved by tumultuous circumstances.

When you take His yoke and follow His lead, you are learning how to work, walk and rest His grace at the same time.

May you walk far and rest well in His yoke today.

Have a great weekend, my friend!

Strength to Get Up 


Inexplicably and when it seems completely impossible, somehow- God can and will give you strength.

Strength to get up. 

Strength to take care of what needs to be taken care of. 

Strength to make the hard decisions.

Strength to hold onto hope. 

Strength to hold onto Him. 

He gives strength to the weary.

I know that many of you are facing situations that are draining your strength and leaving you feeling powerless. 

It is okay to admit you are not okay.
That you are tired and feel powerless right now. 

God does not ask you to “fake it until you make it”. 

“He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.”
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭40:29‬ ‭NIV‬‬

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭11:28‬ ‭NIV‬‬

What do you need strength for today? 

What does it look like to admit you need help rather than “fake it until you make it”?

May you find the strength to do what needs to be done,find your way into His rest, be replenished by the Savior Himself and walk forward in a power that is not your own.

Not Mine

  
When your shoulders feel burdened and your heart is heavy, you need to ask whose yoke you are wearing.

When stress bears down on your neck and depression clouds your mind, you need to ask whose yoke you are wearing. 

When despair shuts down your vision and hopelessness siphons your strength, you need to ask whose yoke you are wearing.

“Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. 

Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 

For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭11:28-30‬ ‭NLT‬‬

When Jesus is offering you His yoke, it is an invitation to lay down whatever you are carrying (the yoke you have been walking in) whether it s heavy because of what others have put on it or because of the burdens you yourself have added. 

It is an invitation to come alongside Jesus and yoke up with Him.  His yoke is light for you because He bears all the weight of it. The word used for “easy” doesn’t mean without effort, it means “fit for use”.

There is still a yoke to bear and burden to carry.  The difference is that Jesus bears the weight of it and gently trains you how to fully function in it. 

How to walk and rest, follow and trust, and with Him function faithfully in God’s purposes for you. 

Blessed Rest

  

If GOD doesn’t build the house, the builders only build shacks. If GOD doesn’t guard the city, the night watchman might as well nap. It’s useless to rise early and go to bed late, and work your worried fingers to the bone. Don’t you know he enjoys giving rest to those he loves? (‭Psalm‬ ‭127‬:‭1-2‬ MSG)

It may be useless, but it sure is easy to do.

It is easy to rise early with worry and go to bed exhausted with:

How am I going to do this?”.

“How am I going to get ahead?”

“How am I going to succeed?”

“How am I going to do more to make this work when I feel like I have nothing left to give?”

It is easy to take the weight of the work and carry it squarely on your shoulders.

The more you do, the more than must be done. The more you succeed, the more you must succeed. The best you did last week pales in comparison with the best you must do this week to keep your head above the water of whatever sea you are sinking in.

“Unless the Lord builds the house….”

How does He do it? How does he build a house, a marriage, a family, a fortress or a career?

I don’t know. Truth is, it is a mystery that is as unique as you are.

The real question is “How to you stop building your own kingdom and allow God to build His through you?”

And that is an answer that only you and God can answer together.

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” (‭Matthew‬ ‭11‬:‭28‬ NIV)

Walking and Resting

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Life demands that you keeps on walking even when you are tired. When you are burdened with grief. When you are battle weary.

Jesus gives you a way to walk and rest at the same time:

“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest.

Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it.

Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you.

Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” (‭Matthew‬ ‭11‬:‭28-30‬ MSG)

He says, come with me and I will show you how to walk and rest.

Your own yoke may be dripping with unmet expectations, foundation shaking experiences or heavy with too many obligations.

Jesus’s yoke is dripping with His unmerited grace.

When you take His yoke and follow His lead, you are learning how to work, walk and rest His grace at the same time.

May you walk far and rest well in His yoke today.

Walk and Rest

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Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28 NIV)

How much of the heaviness that you pick up and carry on your shoulders come from your own expectations and the expectations of others?

You are weary with the weight you put upon yourself:

who you think you should be,
what you think you should look like,
what you think you should be doing.

You are burdened with the expectations of others:

who others think you should be,
what others think you should look like,
what others think you should be doing.

Jesus’ words shoot straight to the heart, the tired weary heart.

Your life is not meant to be consumed by trying to conform yourself to your own ideals or the ideals of others.

You were made to walk in freedom, faith and wisdom.

Jesus knows how to. Every day he invites you to walk with him and learn how.

Your own yoke is dripping with unmet expectations.

Jesus’s yoke is dripping with his unmerited grace.

Walking in God’s grace: it is how you walk and rest at the same time.