GOD IS YOUR STRENGTH!Stella Dhinakaran

“I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”    (Philippians 4:13)

The Dhinakarans My dearly beloved

Have you ever realized that we are responsible for our own weaknesses overcoming us? But all is not lost. If we resolve today to make the Lord God our strength and refuge, we can live a victorious life.

The Lord tells each one of you that there is nothing impossible for Him; He will make things possible by His righteous hand. In spite of that, we lament about the situations around us and languish in it. But, we should know that we can be made strong by the Lord's divine strength.

Let us see the The STRENGTH OF SALVATION that the Lord gives through the stories of two great men of faith in the Bible.

David says, “I will love You, O Lord, my strength.” in Psalm 18:1. David tasted the Lord’s wonderful love and experienced His strength in his life. One day, when David was just a young lad, he was confronted by a lion while he was keeping his father’s sheep, and yet another day, a bear came to take a lamb out of the flock. However, none of these animals could frighten him, instead, he went after them, struck and killed them. This is the kind of strength that should fill you. But in all this, he glorified the Lord, never once taking the credit that he had overpowered the animals himself.

Another story in the Bible speaks of Jacob, who never sought the Lord. Yet the Lord chose him even when he was still in love with the world. The Lord opened his spiritual eyes and poured out His love by revealing Himself to Jacob through a dream. What followed was, this man’s life changed completely with just one touch from the Lord. Psalm 135:4 clearly says thus: “For the Lord has chosen Jacob for Himself, Israel for His special treasure.”

Perhaps, beloved, you too are living a sinful life, filled with the lust of the world, and worldly pleasures and enjoyment. But the Lord has come in search of you, His lost sheep. He calls you His daughter and son, and says you belong to Him. The Lord reminds you that He was broken, bruised, and suffered on the cross for your sake to make you His possession. He wants you to lead a victorious life through His strength. Make the decision to receive Him into your lives today. He will change it completely and fill you with His joy and peace.

Prayer:

Heavenly father in the precious name of Jesus, forgive me for all my sins. Sanctify me with your holy blood and save me. Accept me as Your child and make me Yours forever. I thank you Lord from the depth of my heart for taking every bruise on your body and being broken for my sake. I will, till the last breath in my body, never forget that You gave up Your life for me in order to redeem me from the hands of the evil one. I bow to You, my Lord. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit right now. Strengthen me and fill me with Your love to lead a holy and bold life in You. Thank You, Lord!

In Jesus name

Amen!
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