I don't know why but I have awaken with a discouraged heart. Though many good things surround me, some troubled areas are weighing heavy on me today. My scripture reading came from I Corinthians chapter one and I was reminded that even though there are areas of my life that need fine tuning, prayers that need to be answered, it is only through the power of the cross that I am to walk into each day-despite the heaviness that seems to be with me. I give this piece of scripture to any reader who stops by today as an encouragement for your week:
"For Christ didn’t send me to baptize, but to preach the Good News—
and not with clever speech, for fear that the cross of Christ would lose its power."
~1 Cor. 1:17
Like Paul, the author of these verses, let us enter into this week not on our own accord but on God's accord, being a testimony of the power of the cross. It is not of ourselves that we journey through each day but through the power of God's mercy and grace. May we walk in boldness of the cross (Ephesians 6:19) and yet in humility of who we are in Christ. As you look at your calender and all this week holds for you, do not be discouraged or overwhelmed by all you need to do and or sadden by what didn't happen from the past week. God has called us to be where we are, to face whatever comes our way and to meet it head on in His power. A testimony of His love and grace.
Claim the attitude of "Yes Lord" today. I am.
In His Graces~Pamela