I have been sitting here at my desk contra-plating on what this week’s devotional should be about. With having low motivation and very little strength after a chemo series as it takes it all out of me. Zaps what little strength I have. I’m the bug that just got zap by a bug zapper. It is such a daily struggle with a continuous fight going on in my head and body to regain energy, motivation, strength and will power. As my thoughts surge into my pen hitting paper I realize when individuals living with Chronic Disease/Illness are at their weakest are also at their strongest. I know it sounds like a contradiction. However it really is not. Think about it? Yes our body is weak. What about our mind? Is it weak? I say no. That is usually when our mind is at its strongest. In 1 Chronicles 16:11 Seek the LORD and his STRENGTH; seek his presence continually. The point is, as individuals we search for our strength in what we believe in. Us that are believers we go to our LORD for our strength; we rely on his words. Through faith in God living inside us we are given the spirit of power, love and discipline. With this we hold on to God’s promises and be confident that he will see us through the low energy moments by finding our strength in him. You take that strength and build on it. When you truly believe God’s words and fill an abundance of energy just bursting to come out. In Isaiah 40:29 He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might, he increases strength. So claim that power!! What is stopping you? All you have to do is ask and it is yours. So ask for it and God will gladly give it to you. God loves his children and want the best for each of us. God will renew your strength so let him. I’m going to leave you with one on my favorite verses; Isaiah 40:31 – But those who wait on the LORD shall renew their strength; shall mount up with wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk not be faint. I believe we can learn from the eagle. As Eagle glides and drifts he teaches us to conserve our energies, use our enrages for the greatest good, to choose how to use our energies wisely, his fast and furious flight teaches us to be swift and focused for maximum results, we need to learn when to coast and when to accelerate. Eagles soars through the sky and owns it and he also glides and drifts to conserve his energy. We should own the energy God gives within us and use it wisely. I know I fail when it comes to this as I try to force my energy full throttle and then use it up all at one time instead of conserving my energy and gliding and drifting and taking my time. I know I not the only one that does this.
Lord my God, when we are lacking energy. motivation and will power, just knowing coming to you an asking you to renew our strength and claiming it is ours. Knowing we can call on you God for extra strength and does not matter where we are what we are doing just saying the words and depending on you LORD to sustain our strength when our own strength fails us. Thank you Lord for doing this for us. Lord I ask this in you precious name AMEN.[divider][fbshare type=”button” width=”100″] [fblike style=”standard” showfaces=”false” width=”450″ verb=”like” font=”arial”]