Power!

We all have needs.

We come into this world needy, and we never live a day of our lives without need. And though there are basic physical needs and even some emotional and psychological needs that can be met through our relationship—marriage, children, family, friends… we will struggle immensely if we fail to recognize that this world we live in—and everyone in it—is just as needy as we ourselves. We cannot put our dependence on anyone or any material thing, like a job title or a car or house. The One who made us is the only One qualified to meet the needs that He planted inside each of our hearts and minds.

Instead of looking to a job, a marriage, a child, or any other earthly thing to meet our needs, we instead can learn… one day at a time… one moment at a time… to depend on God alone to meet the needs He already knows we have, and that He desires to meet.

Here, when we can come to Him, our weakness becomes emboldened with His POWER. This is the place… the only place where our frantic “I can’t do this anymore!” can become a calm “I’ve got this.”

He says to each of us, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my POWER is made perfect in your weakness.” (2 Corinthians 12:9)

Won’t you exchange your weakness for His POWER today? His peace awaits. #peacejourney #truthandgracewriting

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One

Only one.

# 1.

Numero uno.

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Ephesians 4:1-6 reminded me today to lead a life worthy of my calling because I have been called by God! To do that, I need to be ONE minded… the mind of Christ that offers me the choice each day to be humble and gentle and patient with others, making room for others’ faults because of the Love he has given to me to flow through me to others.

The unity…the ONEness…that this kind of Love produces binds us together in peace.

I am called to this ONEness by the ONE Spirit of God because there is ONE body of Christ that has called us all to ONE glorious hope for the future. There is ONE Lord, ONE faith, ONE baptism and ONE God and Father who is over all… in all… and living through all of us.

Let’s follow this ONE in whom there is no confusion or contradiction who calls us to a life that is worth living!