Defining Strength

Surrendering is empowering

The Battle is the Lord's

Where does the Christian’s strength come from? Do we suddenly just become “tough” one day? No. Part of being a Christian is realizing that everything is done through Christ.

 ”I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Phil 4:13).

 We make the choice to surrender and Christ gives us strength. The Holy Spirit takes control and with supernatural ability, He begins to lead us in the Truth. Alone, we are no more than people wandering in the dark, but when we look  to our Savior, Christ the Lord; we are made strong, by the power of His heart (Ps 121:1-8).

 He is our Helper, our Keeper and Shelter from harm. 

We serve the One who was certainly “tougher than nails”. The activity of  humbling ourselves before God was the example Christ showed to us, that releases the grace we need. Empowerment begins at the very moment of our honest surrender. Jesus establishes His strength in our lives for the purpose of giving breakthrough and fruitfulness, which pleases the Father (Jn 15:8).

 Life is “tough” in this world, but the good news is that Christ has overcome (Jn 16:33).

 The Bible declares that His anointing in us, will give us the power to overcome the world through faith (1 Jn 5:4-5). He is our strength; in tough times, when storms overwhelm and when answers seem hard to wrestle down.

The Battle is the Lord’s! (1 Sam 17:47)

 We would sometimes like to fight back when we feel life has wronged us, but I’m reminded of how most of my favorite Bible heros faced their struggles with the heartfelt reality that… ”the battle is the Lord’s”. Its not about the amount of “fight” in the Christian… its about the amount of “Christ” in the fighter.

So be strong in the Lord and the power of His might! (Eph 6:10)

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