My Daily Bread – But JESUS✝️ said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My power 🔌✊💪⚡ is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power 🔌✊💪⚡ of CHRIST✝️may rest upon me.
For with the heart 💓💝💕💞 man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth 👅👄😃🗣️ confession is made unto salvation✝️.
Navigating Rough Waters 🌊🛶⛲. GOD✝️guides us through the rapids 🛶of change. Keeping our eyes 👀👁️👁️🗨️ on the ONE✝️🕊️ who is navigating the rapids 🛶 brings us joy 😂👅😎🤗 and security ⛑️👮♀️👨🚒. Be strong ✊💪 and courageous, and do the work 👨⚕️👩💼👩⚕️. . . . Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the LORD GOD✝️, my GOD✝️, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you.
2 Corinthians 12:9
9. But He (JESUS) said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of CHRIST may rest upon me.
For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
Romans 10:10 KJV
Navigating Rough Waters. GOD guides us through the rapids of change.
Keeping our eyes on the ONE who is navigating the rapids brings joy and security.
Be strong and courageous, and do the work. . . . Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the LORD GOD, my GOD, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you.—1 Chronicles 28:20
I was enjoying the start of my first whitewater rafting experience—until I heard the roar of the rapids up ahead. My emotions were flooded with feelings of uncertainty, fear, and insecurity at the same time. Riding through the whitewater was a first-rate, white-knuckle experience! And then, suddenly, it was over. The guide in the back of the raft had navigated us through. I was safe—at least until the next set of rapids.
Transitions in our lives can be like whitewater experiences. The inevitable leaps from one season of life to the next—college to career, changing jobs, living with parents to living alone or with a spouse, career to retirement, youth to old age—are all marked by uncertainty and insecurity.
In one of the most significant transitions recorded in Old Testament history, Solomon assumed the throne from his father David. I’m sure he was filled with uncertainty about the future. His father’s advice?
“Be strong and courageous, and do the work. . . . For the LORD GOD, my GOD, is with you” (1 Chron. 28:20).
We’ll have our fair share of tough transitions in life. But with GOD in our raft we’re not alone. Keeping our eyes on the ONE who is navigating the rapids brings joy and security. He’s taken lots of others through before. —Joe Stowell
GOD guides us through the rapids of change.
INSIGHT: King David had desired to build GOD’S temple (1 Chron. 17:1), but GOD told him he could not because of the blood he had shed as a warrior (28:3). Instead, the privilege and responsibility for this project would fall upon the shoulders of David’s son Solomon. It is understandable that Solomon would be apprehensive about assuming this role. But his father admonished him to trust in GOD and do the work. Indeed, GOD was faithful as Solomon built the temple and took his father’s place as king.
Are you facing a transition? Reflect on GOD’S faithfulness and ask Him for strength to carry you through. Dennis Fisher