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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

i am strong

when i am weak, then i am strong!

i  have exhausted all of my own resources and emptied myself of the "me" answers. i have recognized that i  am incapable of fixing me. all of the hindrances that dam up His power in my life lie dormant in me and His grace is now able to flow freely and powerfully in all of the areas of my life that i have recognized as so very weak. because i know that i am weak, i can receive His strength. His strength is perfected in my weakness! so, when i am weak, then i am strong!

and when you see me walk in glory and power, you will know that what you see is not the result of my strength but it is the result of my weakness depending upon His strength. the glory you see in me is not mine but His! because i am weak, therefore, i am strong! 

oh yes! i am strong!

"i can do anything through Christ who strengthens me." (phillipians 4:13) i am strong!
i am strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. (ephesians 6:10) i am strong!
the same power that raised Christ from the dead now flows freely through me! i am strong!
i am strong through the grace that God gives me in Christ Jesus! (II timothy 2:1)  i am strong! 

thank God that He made me weak because then it became possible that I could be made strong by depending upon Him.  and, His strength is perfected as i, in my weakness, surrender to Him. then, His glory radiates in my life when i am strong in His perfect strength!


because of Jesus,

i am strong!




31 comments:

The Real Me! said...

Beautiful my friend. Just like yesterdays!! Keep it coming!
HUGS
Kim

RCUBEs said...

Beautiful reminder before we venture into anything: "because of Jesus, I am strong!" Thanks be to God!

Keep your overflowing dam of Water coming...May it reach the drought stricken hearts. God bless.

Beth E. said...

Amen! Also, the JOY of the LORD is our STRENGTH! :-)

Kristin said...

Another great post!!

Andrea said...

AMEN..AMEN...AMEN!!!
I/we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us!
Praising GOD b/c NOTHING is impossible with HIM!!

andrea

Anonymous said...

great follow up post...thanks!

Tammy

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

I am strong! God has given me the ability to do what He has called me to do. Praise be to God!

Veronica said...

I love this post, Christy! It's exactly what I needed to hear today!

Tara said...

It all works out so perfectly when we depend on him!

Yaya said...

Oh yes. So true!!!

Deborah Ann said...

Sounds like you're in a good place right now...strong as an ox!

Darcie said...

I must have missed your Sunday post, but read it just now and then today's post. What a great follow up...I love it and thank you again for encouraging us.

He & Me + 3 said...

AMEN to that my friend.

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

One of my favorite of Paul's writings... Christ's power made perfect via my weakness; He's such a show off! Love him so very much.

peace~elaine

Daveda said...

Powerful truth! When we stop "trying" He starts flowing :)

Beth in NC said...

Beautiful and true. It is only through Christ that we are strong.

Bless you!

Grace said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog.Great Post!

Julie said...

Loved this Christy...

I used to think quitting was failure... but thank God He's begun to teach me that my weakness can become one of my greatest victories. In weakness He gets to be my strength if I will allow Him. I can now understand Paul's words, "I take glory in weakness.... for in weakness He becomes strong."

Great post, friend!

Anonymous said...

♥ ♥ ♥ it!!!!! now that is what i am screamin!!!!!
love you!

Kim Baker

Eyeglasses & Endzones said...

Love it girl!!! You ARE Strong..Thanks to him!

Libbie said...

Yes we are! Thank the Lord! It is a beautiful promise!

Wylie said...

I love remembering that He uses the weak to lead the strong! That His power is made perfect in our brokenness.
Wylie

LisaShaw said...

Amen and Amen and Amen!!!! I soaked this one in. The JOY OF THE LORD IS MY STRENGTH and HE keeps me strong. Thanks for sharing my dear friend.

septembermom said...

With His strength, anything is possible. Thank you so much Christy for brightening each day with your words and faith :)

Bridget said...

Love this!!!

Liz (Loving Mom 2 Boys) said...

Beautiful!!

And look at your beautiful family!!! I am looking forward to getting to know you better!

Nel said...

Wonderful! I sure am glad you stopped by my blog! Your family is beautiful! And it looks like they enjoy each other! I love your pictures!
I too am glad I am strong by depending on Jesus! Without Him we are nothing!

Until next time...nel

Adeye said...

wooohooooo---love love love it, my friend.

You have such a beautiful way with words.

Love and hugs

Warren Baldwin said...

I like how you collected these various sayings of "I can" and "I am" and show how they are fulfilled in Christ. Great idea! I think I can see it being a sermon some Sunday .... :)

amanda said...

absolutely!! amen. :0)

prashant said...

Beautiful reminder before we venture into anything: "because of Jesus, I am strong!" Thanks be to God!

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