BOLD POWER is wrapped around her
Welcome to your weekend Soul Sista devotional: The Proverbs 31 Series through the lens of the Passion translation.
Recap for women who are just joining us, why are we doing this journey together?
We're going DEEPER to wrestle with what it means to 'do' womanhood well in today's world-gone-crazy! To choose to say yes, I AM who God says I AM. To believe that we are here to do sometimes hard & holy things. To be loved by God, and to live a life that tells others what its like to be loved by Him. To stand in the gap for others. And to live - truly LIVE - each and every day while keeping eternity in mind.
Soul scripture of the week: Proverbs 31:25 (The Passion Translation)
''Bold power and majesty is wrapped around her"
Where do you go to find true power and strength?
We love how Charlotte Gambill shares:
"We have often wrongly and too narrowly defined this word. Making it for the bold, fearless, conqueror. Yet strength as much as it can be seen in all those things, it’s also a lot more than that. In fact according to God’s word: joy is strength, compassion is strength, hope is strength.
I think too many times we underestimate our own ability to be strong. So to every weary one today let me remind you that even the weak can declare ‘I am strong’. Your strength: to not quit, get back up, love when it’s hard. Your strength: to forgive, not walk away, hope when it feels hopeless. Your strength: to put the hours and discipline in when no one is watching. The strength: to cry and allow what is hurting to heal, to be vulnerable and teachable.
For all that strength and more besides, you should know today you are far stronger than you may realise. Maybe you have forgotten just how strong you are and need reminding that in the weakest moments His strength can be revealed. So don’t be overwhelmed and don’t forget that brave isn’t territory reserved for the few, it’s the ground we can each discover when we allow Gods power within to overwhelm perspectives and problems with new bolder and stronger possibilities."
Can i hear an AMEN?!
STRENGTH = JOY Every time we choose joy over fear, we are choosing Jesus' power to be wrapped around us.
STRENGTH = COMPASSION. Every time we choose to meet a need in front of us, Jesus' glorious majesty active in the unseen, becomes seen.
STRENGTH = HOPE. Every time we choose to speak words of hope into the atmosphere we fight for all that Jesus died to win.
We have the privilege of being Daughters who are strong enough to submit to a strength greater then ourselves, and in doing so become Christ-Carriers to a world that so desperately needs a message of grace & truth, wrapped in love.
Dear Jesus, we come before you with open hearts longing for a greater touch of your power & majesty. Help us not to seek worldly strength, but to be strong in all the ways that count before you. Strong enough to seek you in everything. Strong enough to be silent to seek your voice. Strong enough to submit to your plan for our life. Strong enough to truly live a life of faith that blazes a flame for other women to follow. Strong enough to be vulnerable, to show up and to be seen. Strong enough to raise our voice for cause of grace & truth, and believe that it matters. Strong enough to forgive so bitterness doesn't settle into our hearts. Strong enough to ask for your light & guidance to shine through into any relationships that we find hard. Strong enough in any way we need, fill us with your presence and grace.
In Jesus beautiful and powerful name.
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SONG FOR YOU:
Heart of God - Hillsong Young & Free
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