my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.
— Ephesians 6:10
I read a story of a little boy was trying to remove a large stone from his sand box. He said, " Dad it’s too heavy!" His Father insisted, "Son, You can do it." The boy strained and tried some more, but then said, "Dad it’s too heavy!" The father said, "son you’re not using all the strength and resources God has made available for you!." The boy replied, "yes i am, Why do you keep saying, I am not using all the strength and resources God has given me? Dad said, I know you’re not son... because you haven’t asked me once to help you."How often we try to carry all the burdens of life on our own shoulders and forget that God is nearby, ready and anxious to help. The Apostle Peter said in 1 Peter 5:7..."cast all your cares on Him, because he cares for you." These are all good reminders for us to not try and walk thru life as though we are orphans. Our father, the Creator of all things, lives in the heart of every believer and has promised if we call upon Him... he will help us. ( Jeremiah 33:3 )
So this week, lets make it our aim to do what Paul exhorts us to do...."to be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might!"