Friday, April 11, 2008


–for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses.
2 Corinthians 10: 4

I am really exhausted.
Today was filled with chores, those much too long neglected.
I want to rest, but I can't relax yet.
It's a Friday night. Waiting for my children to come home keeps me alert and awake.
The house is quiet.

My Father speaks to my heart saying,
I wait, too.

God waits every day for me to surrender to Him. Yes, He waits for me.

Funny how many times I think my arsenal, my strength can accomplish the work of the Lord. Surely the Lord needs me....
my help,
my ideas and,
I really need to get people together that believe in the same cause.

He is waiting for me to surrender!

Remember Gideon?
He assembled 32,000 men to defeat Midian. The Lord showed him how to decrease the number to 300. The weapons were trumpets and pitchers with torches inside!

I must remember and surrender!

I am only a vessel.
Holy Spirit, illuminate me!

If you only look at us, you might well miss the brightness.
We carry this precious Message around in the unadorned clay pots of our ordinary lives. That's to prevent anyone from confusing God's incomparable power with us. As it is, there's not much chance of that. You know for yourselves that we're not much to look at. We've been surrounded and battered by troubles, but we're not demoralized; we're not sure what to do, but we know that God knows what to do; we've been spiritually terrorized, but God hasn't left our side; we've been thrown down, but we haven't broken. What they did to Jesus, they do to us—trial and torture, mockery and murder; what Jesus did among them, he does in us—he lives! Our lives are at constant risk for Jesus' sake, which makes Jesus' life all the more evident in us. While we're going through the worst, you're getting in on the best! 2 Corinthians 4:7-12 ( The Message)

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