Strong Looks Like . . .


I do NOT look strong.

I am barely 5' tall even on my fluffiest hair day anymore. My image definitely ascribes to and lives out the following verse:
"So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day." 2 Corinthian 4:16 ESV
However, the pictured verse is where I will choose to camp for a moment today:
"I ask the Father in His great glory to give you the power to be strong INWARDLY through His Spirit." Ephesians 3:16 NCV 
Though my outward appearance and my own perspective of myself may indicate I have no strength or power on my own, I can ask the Father for that power through His Spirit.

I can ASK for it.

Inward strength.

I firmly believe our Father is delighted when we recognize we can't do it. We have no strength on our own.

We finally lie down at His feet and seek Him and His power.

We admit we can't do it. I know I can't.

I am a veritable weakling in my own strength. I can't even open the pickle jar or loosen the seal on my own blender!

I admit it when I need physical assistance and ask for help. I receive it, and I am relieved

What keeps me from doing the same thing when it comes to admitting my need for spiritual strength?

Why do I think I can keep fumbling through and do it on my own?

I woke up this morning with a fresh start. So did you.

Today, let's admit we can't do it. Let's simply ask for help.

Strong looks like admitting you're weak.

Strong looks like asking for power from another source.

Strong looks like leaning on Him.

Strong looks like our Father.

What does strong look like to you today?

Leaving a trail of beauty~

Pam


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