Where does our strength come from?

Multi-tasker.....in our own strengh or the strength of the Lord.

We can be quite strong people, God created us to be a wonderful creature. We strive to out do and be over achievers…better then the next ‘guy’. We are very capable to handle most anything that comes our way. The neat and great thing is we don’t have to do it all on our own.

I am a daughter; a wife; a mom of three…one is still a teenager; a mother-in-law of two beautiful ‘daughters’; a grandmother of one grandson; a friend; a teacher; a nurse; taxi driver and chauffeur; a nurse; traffic officer; a tutor; a cook;  officer of    the cleaning and maintenance crews; engineer with many degrees; technician and accountant; correctional officer; night watchman; buyer and tradesman; plumber; pet trainer; caregiver; babysitter; pharmacist; interior designer’; nutritionist; hairdresser; entertainer; and the credits and credentials could gor on and on…

The problem is I get too over whelmed by all my duties. I can’t measure up or out do anyone else. I continue to shadow box with myself and I don’t need to. My strength for the day, let alone trying to look at the week ahead of me, is gone before I ever start. I look at the tasks at hand for the day and freak out. Why? because I can not achieve any of the tasks on my own and do them right. I need help.

So where does my help come from? It can only come from the Lord. Some may be gawking at this but it is true. Jesus is not a crutch, He is life. He is help in time of need. He is my strength. I am weak, just not physically, but mentally, spiritually and every other way. Yes I can do these things that I have listed above and the “occupations” that God has given me to do, but not well and not on my own can I achieve it in a way to please God or to make anyone happy. This ability only comes from the help and aid of Jesus. I share some scriptures with you expressing this very thing.

The Lord wants to help us and give us HIS strength to do the things we have to do each day. But, w have to choose to let-allow Him to take that place in our lives. We need to ask for His help and direction in our lives. We wound his heart when we try to achieve life’s tasks on our own. We can! But, we were not designed to do so. God designed us to rely and to depend on Him not ourselves.

If you know or what to know any thing about the Bible, Adam and Eve. the first people he created, depended on God. When they began to depend on themselves is when trouble started. To avoid the heartack give Him you life and the reign and helm so that He may direct and strengthen you each moment of everyday.

Exodus 15:2
The Lord is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation; my father’s God, and I will exalt him.

David knew what it was to go on his own strength, to have it taken away, and to learn to know the lord God WAS his ONLY strength. 

Psalms 18:1-2 
I will love thee, O Lord, my strength. 2 The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.

Psalms 22:15 
My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws; and thou hast brought me into the dust of death.

Psalms 27:1
The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

Psalms 28:7
The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.

Psalms 59:9
Because of his strength will I wait upon thee: for God is my defence.

Psalms 73:26
My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.

Psalms 138:3
In the day when I cried thou answeredst me, and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul.

Habakkuk 3:19
The Lord God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds’ feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places. To the chief singer on my stringed instruments.

This is where our true strengh begins, spending time with Jesus.

2 Corinthians 12:9
And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

May God’s grace and hope fillyou an dlead you in all He has for you. God bless you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Family Church Camp-Summer fun!!

A deer near camp.

Here are a few pictures of things we did this past month that took my attention and time away from PinchOfGrace.

I (we-my husband and daughter) went to Family Church Camp for a week in the Mountains near us. For Church Camp we were at about 6500 feet, but after camp we went up higher to about 8000 to where it was much cooler and enjoyed another week of camping with just the three of us.

Later in the month, I have continued to help with my parents move. I am very grateful the Lord has seen fit to provide a home for them just three blocks from my home.

I trust you have had a blessed summer also. It has come to an end for us, my daughter has start school this past week. She is in the 8th grade. This will be a big year for us all.

Lord bless you and I trust to get back to you all VERY soon.

Continuing to believe the Lord Jesus for His wonderful grace and great hope each and every day. Without these I perish to think where I would be today. These two great components of my Christian walk have continued to hold and carry me daily and moment by moment many times.

I love you all and trust to catch up with you  shortly.

**SPECIAL NOTE: ALL PHOTOS WERE TAKEN BY ME, CANDY CLONTS AND PROPERTY OF CANDY CLONTS – pinchofgrace.net. THANK YOU! 🙂

My husband and Pastor speaking at church camp one morning.

 
 
 

Mike C. playing horsehoes.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Mike R. returning the horseshoe to Mike C.

One of the GREAT tents. 🙂

Fellowship!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

He may need a good "foot washen".

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Gathering around fire for sweet fellowship after payer meeting.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

One evenings worship and praise.

 
 

Fellowship around the fire after Bible study and prayer meeting.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Gathering for evening Bible study and prayer time.

Roasting marshmellows…yum
 
 

 
 
 

Two great sisters and friends.

 
 

Vehicles still break down at church camp..the truck was being used to haul water.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Misc picture.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  

Misc. picture...a lizard on a rock.

 

Getting dinner ready.He may need a good "foot washen".

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Misc. picture.

 
 
 

Gettin' ready for an evening meeting.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Misc mountain picture

 
 
 

Misc mtn picture

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Misc mtn picture..rain is coming. Oh ya!

 
 
 
 

Mountain veiw to the valley below.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Spirit of God built a fire in our bellies...Praise you Lord Jesus! What a blessing to go and get away from all the distractions of everyday life to receive from you. You had much for us. Thank You Lord.