Lately and mostly - I've had to go around with blinders on as to not see all the things I've had to leave undone. With my husband not being well - I feel I'm only one person. So I've been relying heavily on my inner strength from God. A few days ago I was listening to an old clip of Kenneth Hagin and he was talking about standing strong.
Be strong in the Lord. and the strength of His might, Ephesians 6:10
That's the key; I not very strong on my own, I don't believe most people are. When it's just us we struggle and we can make the job is harder than it needs to be. Even more stressful - we need someone to help us someone to rely own. Be strong she was told - I'm trying relying to much on self- (we/I don't have the strength but that's not what the verse was referring to) Hagin reiterated "in His strength!" That's what I've had to do. During that -
Am Busy day, busy day, busy, busy, busy day G Busy, busy, busy, busy dayI have had to refuel my empty tank getting into the Word to refresh my mind and spirit; placing ALL my concerns in His care. When I'm not reading - listen to Him in word or song and sing yourself. And lastly, pray -
But you, dear friends, build yourselves up in your most holy faith and pray in the Holy Spirit. Jude 1:20 And likewise -
So what shall I do? I will pray with my spirit, but I will also pray with my mind; I will sing with my spirit, but I will also sing with my mind. 1Corinthians 14:15
As I look at a few of the flowers growing in a bed of weeds; a once beautiful garden bed. I'm reminded that I'll enjoy my time with the Lord and the flowers I do see - being grateful for the time I do have. The Lord has ALWAYS been faithful to me and has given me many gardens to enjoy.