Thankfully only one family member has lice (and it's not me), and I felt confident that when all the kids went to school today, I could complete my Red Hot retreat materials (that were due on Monday ~ so sorry, Suzanne!). :(
I had some great prayer time with a friend yesterday, plus some RED HOT EXCITING news (hopefully I can share more in a few weeks ~ here's a hint ~ it involves a call yesterday to come in and talk with a publisher and video production team. Woo Hoo!)
I was praying that God would do IMMEASURABLY MORE and show me how POWERFUL He is!
Can I just tell you...immeasurably more did not mean "immeasurably more kids home sick from school"?!!!
Yep, I started out the morning with 3 out of 4 kids home. UGH.
Thankfully, the one (with the lice) had a clear check this morning, so now we are down to 2.
Still not what I was thinking today, Lord.
But then I was reminded of God's promises, specifically in 2 Corinthians 12:9.
Jesus said to the apostle Paul, "My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness".
I love that word power. In the original Greek language, it is the word 'dunamis' meaning might, strength, great ability. It's where we get the word 'dynamite'. Dynamic power!
It is the power of transformation, and - amazingly - it was released for us when Jesus was raised from the dead! (Did you catch that ~ for us!)
I want this POWER in my life! When I am weak (which is TODAY!) ~ I want to be strong and mighty and full of His dynamic power! I have tried to live life on my own before, and failed miserably. And, Lord willing, I won't go back.
What freedom comes when we take the pressure and expectations off of us - and put them back on God and His Word. He is Able!!
My friend, we have ALL the POWER we need for ALL the problems we face! God's incomparably great POWER is available to help us!!
I'm not sure when this post finds you today...perhaps weary and exhausted like I am? Overwhelmed? In the midst of relationship challenges? Job concerns? Financial pressures?
May our weaknesses put God's POWER on display all the more!
Teach us, O Lord, how to live in the fullness of Your power!
Here is my new Theme Song! I'm declaring "I've got the Power" and will lived today like the Powerful woman that God has created me to be!!
Thanks for stopping by *She Sparkles*! I thank God for you!! Have a fun, power-filled day!! :)
Sweet blessings ~
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