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Ten Suggestions for Spiritual Strength

September 30

“... and as thy days, so shall thy strength be."  Deuteronomy 33:25

"The all sufficient strength of the LORD is inexhaustible; but not guaranteed." 

 

The all sufficient strength of the LORD is inexhaustible; but not guaranteed.  A simple run of the concordance reveals, that in order to optimize HIS strength, ours must diminish.  Once sought on HIS terms however, the seeker may rest assured that the source, WHO is our SAVIOR, will not fail us.  Consider these Scriptural principles in your quest to be: "strong and of a good courage" as you live out your Christian life.  

  1. The strength of GOD comes at our acknowledged need of it: "GOD is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble."

  2. The beginning of HIS strength comes at the end of ours: "HE giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might HE increaseth strength."

  3. Embrace all your weakness as an invitation for HIS strength: "And HE said unto me, MY grace is sufficient for thee: for MY strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of CHRIST may rest upon me."

  4.  Strength will not come to you, you must go to it: "Seek the LORD and HIS strength ..."

  5. Realize that enduring strength requires your patience: "But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength ..."

  6. Distill HIS strength, and return it in love to HIM: "And thou shalt love the LORD thy GOD ... with all thy strength: this is the first commandment ... I will love THEE, O LORD, my strength."

  7. Recognize that HIS strength is inextricably tied to your salvation: "The LORD is my strength and song, and HE is become my salvation:"

  8. Cast no confidence in any strength of your own: "If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small."

  9. Hold a teachable heart in the art of employing HIS strength: "Blessed be the LORD my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight:"

  10. Recognize HIS strength as the path to perfection in the Christian life: "GOD is my strength and power: and HE maketh my way perfect."

Let's call these: Ten Suggestions for Spiritual Strength!

"HE must increase, but I must decrease."


For Love of Country
 Constitutional Convention  (May 14, 1787)
(George Washington)
"If to please the people, we offer what we ourselves disapprove, how can we afterward defend our work?  Let us raise a standard to which the wise and the honest can repair; the event is in the Hand of GOD!"

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