This morning, I kept hearing God say, “Power”. I could not seem to shake this word. The more I tried to continue on in my sleep, the more I would hear “Power”. While still laying in bed, determined to get more rest before having to wake up and get McKenzie ready for school, I began to decree and declare power over everything I could possibly think of and power for all mothers. As I started to decree and declare power, I began to declare power over depression, power over anxiety, power to fight depression, power to fight anxiety, power to seek professional help, power to make it through the day, power over any challenges that might come throughout this day, power to resist the satan and his antics, power to see the beauty we have within us, power to achieve our goals and dreams, power to receive His strength, power to be merciful, power to love, power to live and power to walk in His grace.
This word “power” would not let me go. I went to the bible to find God’s word. The scripture that stuck out was 2 Timothy 1:7 - “For God hath not given us, the spirit of fear, but of POWER, and of love, and of a sound mind. Thank you Lord for your word. This was food to my soul! God has given me power and of a sound mind! As I studied this in my reference bible, it further explained that BOLDNESS, not cowardice, is a true characteristic of the Holy Spirit! I thought to myself WOW! I truly, truly, can DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHO STRENGTHENS ME! I can be bold, I can be courageous, I can be confident….because God has given me power!
There are many days, I am not my best self. I feel weak. I feel tired. I feel discouraged. I feel I am not making a difference in my home. There are times I do not want the responsibilities of being a mother. There are times I might even think I need a complete reset. Through it all, God is always there to renew my strength and prove Himself strong in my life. On today, I am encouraged. God has assured me of His power, His strength, His love and His well-capable ability to supply all of my needs according to His riches and glory!
Heavenly Father, I worship and praise your Holy name. Without you, I am like a ship without a sail. I am weak. I am tired. I am overwhelmed. In your word, you said that you did not give us the spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. I thank you for courage. I thank you for love. I thank you for power. I thank you for a sound mind.
Lord, even in the midst of rejection, I thank, you for giving me the courage to fulfill all of my responsibilities , errands and daily tasks. I know you have given me power and boldness to stretch and press myself through any situation you have allowed. Most of all, you continue to love you, despite my failures and shortcomings. You continue to strengthen me, encourage me, be merciful and extend your grace towards me. Thank you for looking beyond my faults and seeing my needs.
Lord, I ask that you continue to be strong in my life and the lives of my family members, protect my children and husband throughout the day, while leading and guiding them in every situation they face. I ask that you continue to strengthen and continue to be strong in the lives of mothers everywhere. In Jesus Name, I pray, Amen.
Until next time, walk in love, walk in soundness, walk in power and love yourself!