Sunday, April 27, 2014

Devotional: Combating Lies 10

Good morning all! It's time again for a Sunday Devotional. My series right now is looking at different lies that we may believe about ourselves, and how to combat those lies using scripture. Here are number one, number two,  number three number fournumber fivenumber 6number 7, and number 8  and  number 9 if you are interested!

The tenth lie is this: I am a weak person. 

The truth is: I am strong in Christ. 

Key Scriptures: 

Daniel 11:32- With flattery he [the devil]  will corrupt those who have violated the covenant, but the people who know their God will firmly resist him.

Isaiah 58:11- 
The Lord will guide you always;
    he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land
    and will strengthen your frame.
You will be like a well-watered garden,
    like a spring whose waters never fail.

Philippians 4:13-For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.

These verses are the best. Ever have a day when you don't feel like a complete rock star? Let's face it, our squishy, human selves just plain can't handle life on our own and we internalize this and tell ourselves we're weak. This couldn't be further from the truth! God equipped us with amazing and wonderful abilities and STRENGTHS. I particularly love the passage from Isaiah. It is such  a beautiful portrayal of what life is like when you have the strength of Christ to guide you. We are likened to a sun-scorched land in need of water, but the Lord strengthens us. Our frame is flimsy, but the Lord with strengthen it. Instead of sun-scorched we will be like a well-watered garden! How lovely is that?! 
With spring here in full force, comparing myself to a garden in need of water seems like the perfect way to describe the situation. Gardens take tending to otherwise weeds and drought will overtake them and the plants become weak and whither away. Not so in the garden of the Lord. We will be tended to, cared for, enemies pulled away from us by His power. And if we trust in Him, we will flourish just like the bed of beautiful flowers pushing up to shake off the dirt of our former selves. God is the amazing giver of strength and I couldn't be more grateful for His presence in my life. When my frail, human self can't handle it, I know that Christ can. :)

God Bless!

1 comment:

Kezzie said...

Yes, this is lovely!! We did a great course called 'freedom in Chris' and we had these postcards entitled 'cans of success' that contained scriptural statements like these which were fab!!