I’m weary today. Exhausted. Overwhelmed with all of the “end of school year” notes and phone calls to return and bills to pay. Sarah is home sick, I have hot lunch duty and I’m still getting used to Jake’s work hours of 4:30 PM – 3:00 AM. Ugh. (And thank you to my dog Rocky for barking loudly when Jake comes home at 3 AM). My red hair is turning white, my nail polish is beyond chipped and I’ve worn these jeans one too many days in a row.
My life feels cluttered and disorganized and in need of an intervention!!! Anyone else?? 🙂
And so I turn to God’s Word (although I confess I am reading God’s Word with a venti Starbucks latte in my hand). I love Philippians 4:13 in the Amplified Bible which reads…
I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me – I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him who infuses inner strength into me…
That’s what I need today ~ an infusion of His inner strength into me!
I picture myself in my comfy purple chair with my arms stretched out, palms facing upward, and an IV of His strength slowly dripping right into me. And I pray….
Infuse me with Your STRENGTH, O Lord…, and I think about how STRONG and MIGHTY He is…
Infuse me with Your PEACE…, and I reflect on His peace, His perfect peace, that surpasses all understanding…
Infuse me with Your PATIENCE, O God…, and I think about how patient He has been with me. May I extend that same patience to my kids (and my dog!) today!
Infuse me with Your GRACE…, and I am overwhelmed as I ponder His amazing grace. His grace that saved a wretch like me. May my life (and my thoughts and actions) reflect His grace to all who encounter me today.
Let’s be honest. My circumstances have not changed. I’m still tired. My desk is still cluttered and my crazy dog is still barking! But by asking God for an infusion of His strength, peace, patience, and grace ~ I can now leave the house equipped and empowered by the One True God to face any and all circumstances that life will throw at me today.
Bring it on!
What about for you?? Could you use an infusion today? An infusion of God’s strength? His patience? An extra dose of His peace? May I encourage you to sit back, relax and allow God to infuse you with everything that you need to face the circumstances that come your way.
Let’s pray: Dear God, Please forgive us for trying to meet the challenges of our day in our own strength. Thank You for the promise that You will equip and empower us with everything that we need for victorious living. Please infuse us with Your Strength and Grace so that we might reflect You to our friends, family, neighbors, and this lost and hurting world. We love You! In Jesus Name. Amen 🙂
Thanks for stopping by *She Sparkles*, sweet friend. I thank God for you!
P.S. I’m heading to the International Christian Retail Show (ICRS) in St. Louis later this month. If you will be there also, I’d love to meet you there. 🙂