Friday, August 17th


Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. - Ephesians 6:10

Dear Jesus,

 I always seem to get myself into trouble when I feel strong and confident.  I believe it’s because, too often, I’m feeling strong in myself without you.  Then, by myself, I do something rambunctious and I hurt others or myself.  I want to be strong in you.  I want your gentle, firm strength to speak the truth forcefully but in love, to be a support for others but not in my own strength, to be a beacon for the weak and troubled but not to be their Savior.  Will you give me that strength today so that when I am weak I am strong?  


True spiritual strength is a gift from Christ and not a force or a philosophy.

Additional Reading: Colossians 2