Our strength comes from the Lord. How will others see that? They will see it by watching how we handle all that comes into our life.
As more difficulties, more work, and more demands are brought on us, God is magnified by our perseverance. Philippians 4:13 says “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Our dependence on Him to provide the strength to get through will be evident to all.
I have a friend whose life is filled with chaos not of her own making. You wouldn’t believe all the things this woman has lived through, yet she is the “poster-child” of perseverance and faith. She has been an inspiration to me. No matter what happens she faces it like Psalm 70:4 NKJV “Let all those who seek You rejoice and be glad in You; and let those who love Your salvation say continually, “Let God be magnified”.”
When things get tough remember Psalm 71:16 says “I will go in the strength of the Lord God; I will make mention of Your righteousness, of Yours only”.
I am tremendously busy at work lately. Usually I will have a busy day here or there, but since Labor Day my meeting schedule has been booked solid. I don’t see a slow down until some time in October! In situations like this, it’s easy to become frazzled or stressed because there’s no marginal time. However, this is a prime opportunity to depend on God’s strength. Where God leads, He will provide. As I turn to Him in this busy season, His Peace is poured out on me. Others can see how calm I am though there are many demands on me. When they ask how I do it, there’s my chance to tell them how great God is!
You see, when we respond God’s way in all things, we really stand out. That’s what being a witness for God is about. You don’t have to shout or force people to see, they can see God’s doing something through our simple obedience to Him. The result, God’s magnified and we get a chance to share His love with others when they ask.
Lord, thank you for the opportunities to depend on You for our strength. Thank you for blessing our obedience in unexpected ways. Let us make a difference for You in how we choose to handle life’s circumstances. May our choices be honoring to You. In Jesus’ name Amen.
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