The Restored Orchard

On a Personal Note – Where are you drawing your strength?

Each week, I’ll share personal reflections from my own time with God, our Heavenly Father. On a Personal Note is where I’ll highlight takeaways and implications for walking with the Lord.

“Remember this and stand firm, recall it to mind, you transgressors, remember the former things of old; for I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me, declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things not yet done, saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, and I will accomplish all my purpose,’

Isaiah 46:8-10 esv

Have you ever seen stories of people who tapped into superhuman strength to save someone or themselves from danger? A mother lifting a car to save her child or a man fighting off a wild animal to protect his family. It’s called hysterical strength. It’s a phenomenon that displays a level of strength well beyond what we think is normal.

As believers, we have access to a supernatural power through the Holy Spirit. When we read verses like Isaiah 46:8-10, we draw strength from remembering God’s past acts of power. There is no one like our God. No one. He declares what is and is to come. God’s plan will take place. Period. God is superior to every other thing and His counsel shall stand. As we get rooted into that truth, we tap into God’s unlimited power and authority.

Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen. (Hebrews 13:20-21 ESV).

Know that God will equip you to do what He called you to do. When you are in the middle of a challenging situation, look around? Where are you drawing your strength from? If you’re trying to do something in your own strength, then let me encourage you to surrender to the Holy Spirit. In our weakness, God does great works.

As we study the word of God, we should walk away with practical steps for our life. My takeaway from both of these passages is to stand firm and draw strength in what God has done and will do. God will develop me for everything that He has called me to accomplish.

What about you? What’s your takeaway? How will you walk it out in your daily life?

S. Enoch

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