I learned a hard lesson the last couple weeks: I cannot work at night. I am a zombie after 8 o’clock. If you have spent an evening with me, you know this is true. But I thought I could stay up late to finish projects. And I screwed them up. I was continually frustrated. So last week, I got smart and woke up early and worked then. MUCH better results. And, I always start with my time with God. Coffee, Bible, art–then computer, orders, writing, etc. MUCH better. I can because He guides me. I can because Jesus fills me.
Because Christ strengthens me. He is with me as I sleep. He renews me. And then I wake up to His Word ready to soak it up. Ready to let it build my faith muscle. I can look out on the morning, see His creation, hear His birds, and feel His love filling me. Just as He fills His creation. He does this for ALL of us.
Jesus calls out to each of us. He so wants to strengthen us. He wants to fill every heart with his power. Isn’t that amazing? He wants to help strengthen us by taking all the hard stuff. God wants to replace all that hard stuff with love and grace.
I can’t imagine being without that kind of power. I will hold tight to it.
How about you? Will you let Jesus strengthen you today?