The Wrestle is Real…But God Will Prevail

Kathi Pelton

It is true that in this world we will have tribulations and yet we are to not lose our joy or our hope (we are to be of good cheer!). Part of the call on my life is to be an encourager to the people of God, therefore when personal tribulations come, I must wrestle down what is “real on earth” by focusing on what is “real in heaven”.

Two-and-a-half years ago a tribulation was forced into my life and body when my husband, my son, and I were in a head-on collision during an ice storm. Since that moment physical pain has been my constant companion (not my friend but an ever-present companion). It’s not a companion that I’d choose or even one that I accept; yet still it persists. Each day it greets me with its unwelcome demands, and it wakes me throughout the night hours to remind me that it’s still here. This writing is not meant to be about “my tribulation” but rather about the very real wrestle we have to face in a world that is filled with tribulations.

The wrestle is real and yet we know that the victory has already been won. We must daily take every thought captive, because tribulations come with a narrative that will try to overcome the truth that is our hope—the truth that Jesus has overcome the world. There are seasons that come to every believer where we must wrestle down our souls in order to lay hold of His blessing.

His peace is my companion of choice. Though physical pain has forced its way into my life, I choose to take the hand of my Prince of Peace and allow His peace to guard my heart and mind through this time of tribulation. I have found that there truly is “transcending power” that flows when peace becomes my prevailing reality. It is the gateway for joy, wonder, beauty, hope, and faith to enter through. As I lay hold of peace, pain must bow down and silence the voice that mocks faith and truth.

Still…the wrestle is real.

“The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace.” Psalm 29:11

No matter what your personal tribulation is, there is strength and peace found in the Lord. When Jacob wrestled with God, he was wrestling down the overwhelming fear and anxiety that had gripped his soul. Behind him was fear (the mistreatment from his father-in-law that he fled from) and before him was fear (his brother, Esau and his vast army). Jacob had been given a promise from God that he could return to the land of his father, the land where his brother Esau lived, and he would be shown kindness. But his life was controlled by the driving fears that had followed him. That long, dark night he wrestled until the promise and blessing of God prevailed, changing his name and overcoming the false identity.

Frederick Buechner, a Christian author, describes Jacob’s wrestle as the “magnificent defeat of the human soul at the hands of God.” The wrestle is real. We all have our dark night where we wrestle down the fears and anxieties of the soul that seeks to define our path and identify our lives by the weaknesses of our souls. But God has a greater truth that redefines our paths with kindness and renames us with His victory. Jacob’s name was changed to Israel which means, “May God Prevail.”

Peace will usher you into the surrender of your true identity and path. Though you have wrestled against the fears of your soul to gain the promise of God, the Lord will prevail. He will prevail for you as you allow His promise of blessings to be the dawn of your new day. The dark night of fear gives way to the promise of His blessings and kindness.

“I will exalt you, Lord, for you rescued me. You refused to let my enemies triumph over me. O Lord my God, I cried to you for help, and you restored my health. You brought me up from the grave, O Lord. You kept me from falling into the pit of death. Sing to the Lord, all you godly ones! Praise his holy name. For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime! Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning.” Psalms‬ ‭30:1-5‬ ‭

Many have faced a night of wrestling, a night of weeping…BUT JOY COMES IN THE MORNING! The dawn is breaking and the new morning is announcing your new name. Your life will forever be marked by God’s prevailing promise. His kindness lies before you and all that is behind you has come to a close.

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You Will Arise

Kathi Pelton

During this time of great transition and shifting there has also been great resistance against forward movement. The enemy doesn’t give up ground easily or willingly, but nevertheless, ground is being taken and occupied by the Kingdom of God.

Today the Lord took me in the spirit over a battlefield and I saw soldiers that had been knocked down and were lying on the ground, stunned and confused. These were skilled soldiers for the Kingdom of God and yet they found themselves knocked to the ground.

Then I saw mighty warrior angels attending to the needs of those who had fallen in the midst of the battle. They began to pick up these fallen soldiers and surround them with protection as the weary warriors recovered and regained their strength. Then as these “fallen soldiers”—who had not fallen due to sin but were knocked down by a great assault from the enemy—stood to their feet the Captain of Hosts (Jesus) appeared before them and He took hold of their faces with His hands and He kissed their heads. He looked into their faces with passionate love and such a deliberate focus that it broke the shock and trauma from the blows that they had taken. Then He breathed upon them and His life filled them, bringing forth full recovery.

Though these soldiers had collided with the enemy and taken a fall, leaving them stunned; now they came face-to-face in a holy collision with the restorative love of Jesus. These soldiers arose in the resurrection power of Jesus, fortified with overcoming authority that caused them to take the field before them.

If you have felt knocked down in the battle, get ready to arise with a power and authority that comes from a face-to-face encounter with Jesus. You will be given the ground that the Lord has put you on to occupy for His Kingdom.

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You Are Not Alone

Kathi Pelton

I hear the Lord calling out to those who feel alone in the battle, alone in your pain or alone in a place of solitude. He is saying,

“You are not alone!”

The words are a call from the Father to awaken you to the awareness His constant presence. It is the cry that comes from the intercession of Jesus that is going forth on your behalf day and night. It is the groaning of the Spirit who yearns for you to receive the true revelation of the One who will never leave nor forsake you.

He is saying once again,

“Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the LORD your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy‬ ‭31:6‬

This is your truth:‭

• He goes before you in the battle; securing the field and assuring your victory.

• He never slumbers or sleeps but is constant in His care for you.

• He is not unaware of what you need but mindful of every prayer even before you have prayed it.

• He sends forth angels as messengers to you and help for you in all of your ways (to keep your feet from stumbling).

• He is with you to comfort you, protect you and provide for all that you need.

• He is with you to heal you, deliver you from your enemies, and set you in a secure place.

• He is ever-present, forever faithful, and has unending and limitless love for you.

“God settles the lonely in a home (family); he leads out the prisoners to prosperity (joy & singing)…” Psalm 68:6

Whether you need a place to call home, a people to call family, or you need to be set free from captivity and despair, He is there with you to accomplish what He has promised. Ask Him; for “it is written”—therefore you have legal ground in the spirit to apply your faith to this promise and know that your answer is assured.

If you are facing a battle, know that you are not alone. Remain calm, hold onto the peace that surpasses human understanding, and be still in His love.

“The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” Exodus 14:14

He is the one who will part the sea that stands before you and destroy the vast army that is at your back. Just as He did in the days of Moses, He will do it once again! He is the same; yesterday, today, and forever.

For every need He has the answer and for every lack He has provision. Can you hear Him calling to you? He is saying,

“You are not alone!”

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Stand Your Ground

Kathi Pelton

“Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness.” Ephesians‬ ‭6:14‬

When you stand on the solid rock of Jesus you not only have secure ground to stand upon during the ever-changing conditions of this world, but you also have put truth around your waist like a safety belt holding you securely in place.

Many claim to be living upon the Rock of Christ and yet they seem to be tripping over Him as if He is a stumbling block for them. They have forgotten to build the armor that protects them and guards them from the fiery arrows of the enemy. If the truth of Jesus is absent, then it is like a person living in a house with a foundation but with no walls and no roof.

We must put truth around our waist in order to stand firm and clothe our lives in the body armor of His righteousness. We have a part to play in standing our ground! God has given us wisdom and truth for standing firm and that truth is found in Ephesians 6,

“Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness. For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared. In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil. Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.” Ephesians‬ ‭6:14-18‬ ‭

Yes! These verses are a tool belt of truth. We cannot claim to stand on the rock of Jesus and not put on “who He is” (the armor of His righteousness). He has given us instructions of how to live in the midst of the great battles that are continually happening around us.

This is how His people can stand their ground. If we are not wearing His truth, His righteousness, His peace, His salvation, and are not filled with His Spirit, then we will lose our footing and lose ground. These are the walls for the temple (house) of our lives…with prayer and perseverance as the roof that covers us and all that dwell with us.

Take time today to clothe yourself with Christ! He is your foundation and He is your body armor. It’s time to stand your ground and to take back ground. Though the world is shifting and shaking, you can stand firm. Truth is yours, peace is yours, faith is yours, salvation is yours, and His righteousness is your righteousness.

Today is the day to begin to stand your ground!

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Has the Enemy Announced “Fake News” About You? God Is Announcing the Truth of Who You Are!

Kathi Pelton

The Spirit spoke to me today about the issue of “fake news”. He said that the enemy has been sending out demons to speak lies about who you are and what your future holds. But God is sending forth angels that carry His words of truth that will cancel and revoke the “fake news” that was sent to discourage and disarm you.

The truth is that you were created in the very image of Christ and you carry His beauty, His purity, His righteousness, His authority, His presence, His wisdom, His counsel, His faithfulness and His glory within you. That cannot be separated from those who have received Him into their lives. You lack no good thing and this is your truth and He is your true identity.

Though the enemy has come with fake news and bad reports about who you are and who He is to you, the Lord stands before that enemy and rebukes him on your behalf. Like in Zechariah 3, when the Lord rebukes the enemy who is accusing Joshua the High Priest, He is doing this for you. He is taking away the accusations…for even the accusations that the enemy has proof against you of are covered in the blood of Jesus that paid the price for all of your sin. The truth is that you are innocent and free from guilt and the captivity that held you.

I hear the Lord saying to Satan once again,

“…I, the Lord, reject your accusations, Satan. Yes, the Lord, who has chosen Jerusalem, rebukes you. This man is like a burning stick that has been snatched from the fire.””

‭‭Zechariah‬ ‭3:2‬ ‭

I stand with the Lord and declare that all bad reports and fake news against your life is officially exposed as a lie and published before heaven and earth as such. The truth now sets you free! You are clothed anew and the good news that is written in His Word…every promise…belongs to you.

The enemy has been exposed as a liar and all the accusations sent against you are now sent back upon him and his army. There is great rejoicing in heaven because you are free and it is His truth that has set you free. You are now set free from shame, free from the lies that cause you to hate yourself…for YOU WERE CREATED IN HIS IMAGE! You will love yourself and therefore you will love others in a way that you never dreamed possible. You will love the Lord with ALL of your heart and you will carry His glory everywhere you go. When you see you, you will now see Him!

I heard a prophetic song this morning that had a line in it that said these words, “When they see you they will see Me.”

The fake news was to shroud the image of Christ that you carry everywhere you go and to everyone you see. But His truth and His good news is now setting you free!

I declare over you and over me, “The truth has set us free!”

I see Christ in you and I see Christ in me…and He is beautiful, glorious and faithful to all who call upon His name.

Come on! Shout for joy because you have been set free.

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God is Doing Deep, Deep Healing In His Sons and Daughters

Kathi Pelton

There is a deep healing that is taking place in God’s people right now. This healing is uprooting every place that has held His sons and daughters captive and kept them from experiencing the abundant life. There are roots of trauma, pain and disappointment in souls of that have created strongholds and barriers against living in all that He has prepared for them.

Do not be surprised or dismayed when you suddenly feel the Spirit of God going to deep, deep places to remove every stone that has weighed you down or held you back (attaching you to former things). He is moving His people forward; free from past traumas that have become imprinted upon the souls of His children.

Yesterday as I was dusting and polishing the many family photos that we have throughout our home. As I was doing this the Spirit came upon me in the form of intercession. As I cleaned the glass that was over each photo of my children (and Family members) the Spirit led me to pray for every place of darkness, disappointments and life traumas that had touched their lives. I could feel the Spirit was erasing the places that these things had become imprinted on their souls. Although our children have been raised in a loving family and we have nurtured their spirits and souls with the love of God; they live in a fallen world and were raised by imperfect parents, therefore they have still experienced difficult things that have impacted their lives.

As this intercession came upon me for my children, it proceeded to increase beyond my sons and daughters to His sons and daughters. I saw traumas that were literally “imprinted” upon the souls of people’s lives being erased and removed. Light and cleansing came upon the very places were trauma had taken root. As the light came it brought them into peace, joy and a greater spiritual maturity that had been stunted by the past traumas.

Have you ever seen a “wheel lock” (tire clamp) that law enforcement officers will use to prevent a vehicle from being driven? The Spirit showed me these traumatic events as “wheel locks” upon the lives of His people that were keeping them from moving forward from the old into the new. He is bringing the healing that is needed to remove these clamps that have locked people in the place of old traumas.

Rest in His love and allow His Spirit to do the deep work of healing that He desires to do. This work will free up the bound places that are keeping you stuck. He will erase the imprinted trauma and replace it with the imprinting of His love that will set you free to move forward. Make time and space to lay in His presence to cooperate with this healing process.

I not only saw this deep healing taking place in many but then I saw Him go to others who had places that had become strongholds of sin. In His compassion and love, He began searching out “dark secrets and hidden motives” that had become strongholds in their lives.

“…For he will bring our darkest secrets to light and will reveal our private motives. Then God will give to each one whatever praise is due.” 1 Corinthians‬ ‭4:5‬

If you are dealing with hidden sins or impure motives, invite His Spirit to come and shed His light into these places and ask Him to heal the roots of pain that made a place for these strongholds to take you captive. Light will come into the places where darkness has created an environment that breeds sin. As lightness comes upon these places it will change the spiritual environment within your soul, causing righteousness to replace the strongholds of sin. The blood of Jesus will change your story from captivity to freedom.

These people that have struggled with hidden secrets and impure motives will be transformed into the very ones who will set many free in the days to come from the very things that held them captive. They will carry an anointing to set the captives free.

‭”Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” Psalm 139:23-24

This is a powerful prayer that bring forth healing and freedom. His “searching” ushers His people into the paths of abundant and everlasting life. This is a time of crossing the Red Sea. Though it has seemed that there has been a vast enemy army at your back and a raging sea before you…watch as God parts this sea and destroys the enemy that has pursued you and held you as a slave for many years. Freedom is available now…touch the sea before you with the staff of faith in your hand and cross over into your freedom.

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God is Imparting His Story Upon Your Life

Kathi Pelton

Many times in the past I have written about how we are to believe God’s narrative over our lives and our futures but today I want to take it a bit further.

This morning I was watching a Facebook Live broadcast by Shawn Bolz where he was sharing about a significant healing he received in his life. Toward the end of the broadcast he began talking about believing “God’s story” for your life. As I was listening I felt the Spirit strongly bring a witness to my spirit that we need to pull down His narrative and His story into the current timeline of our lives and even into our bodies and our souls.

I immediately began to be aware of areas in my own body and soul that had not received or fully believed God’s story and narrative. There were places where a contradicting narrative was taking place. As I began to break those agreements over my life I was suddenly taken in the spirit over many of God’s people. I could hear their thoughts about themselves, thoughts so contradicting of what they thought of God. I’d hear a voice declare the goodness and faithfulness of God and seconds later the same voice saying “Why am I so stupid.” Then I’d hear another voice declare in worship that God is healer and deliverer followed by, “I’m always sick and always depressed!” I heard these kinds of thoughts over and over again. It was as if there were two narrators within God’s people…two opposing opinions and two belief systems; it was a double-minded narrative.

Immediately after this I saw a vision of people reaching into their bodies, into their minds and into their souls and pulling out books that were marked “fiction”. There was a huge book burning party and these fictional books were being thrown into the fire.

I knew that the fictional books represented the false narratives and stories in their lives that had been accepted as truth and their reality. Each time a fiction book was pulled out, a new scroll or script would come down from heaven and replace the place that the book had held within the person’s life.

I saw inside of these lives two sections, like you’d see in a library; non-fiction (which was God’s Word) and fiction (which was the enemy’s narrative). But suddenly, as they pulled out the fictional books from their thoughts, from their emotions and even from their bodies, they became “one spirit with Christ”.

“But the person who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with him.” 1 Corinthians 6:17

God’s narrative and story overtook every contradiction, every negative thought, every wrong belief system bringing everything together (body, soul and spirit) into oneness and unity. As this happened the double mindedness that had become a block to living in His promise of abundant life was broken.

“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.” James‬ ‭1:5-8‬ ‭

Today speak life, blessings and truth over your body and over your soul. Ask God what His story for your life is and then speak it into every part of you. Pull out every stronghold of the enemy’s narrative and story that rests upon the shelves of your life. Throw them into the fire to be consumed.

Are there parts of you that you hate? Are there areas in your body, your emotions or your mind that you despise, judge harshly and curse? Today is the day to change that narrative! Speak blessings over your body, speak blessings right into the weaknesses and wounded places in your soul and speak blessings into your very thoughts and mind.

“Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live!” Deuteronomy‬ ‭30:19‬ ‭

Speak life and blessings over the places of sickness, brokenness , weakness and where those “fictional beliefs” have caused divisions and double-mindedness within your life.

It’s time for a spiritual book burning of every story that is not God’s story in your life. He is about to add His story to the places that you thought had no worth within you. You will stand in amazement at what He does as you burn these books!

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Throw Your Net on the Other Side

Kathi Pelton

Everywhere l look I am seeing God’s people in the most beautiful and most painful time they’ve faced. It is beautiful because of the manifestation of the loving kindness of God and painful because of the loving kindness of God. His amazing grace that is causing all things to align with His love is also exposing every thing that has not received His glorious light. Not one stone in our lives is being left unturned.

It is such a time of dependency and surrender, as well as a time of absolute awe as we experienced His grace that ushers us into the depths of His heart. He is exposing every place that the enemy has hidden. Like snakes under a rock, the enemy is being exposed and crushed. Every lie and every place that has held us captive is being exposed to His light; preparing us to be carriers of His glory.

For those who will surrender there is great freedom and healing but for those who insist on holding onto the stones that these snakes hide under it will become a stumbling block for them. Let go! Do not fear the dark places because His glorious light will shine and set you free from every stronghold that has held you back from being fully His.

-Vision of The Boat and Net-

This past week I was taken into an experience in the Spirit where I found myself upon a boat. I was aware that I had been on the boat for a very long time and Jesus had been there with me. He had taught me how to navigate rough waters through dependency on Him and how to enjoy the times of still waters by resting in Him. The boat had become my ministry, my secret place, my battleground and the place of learning His ways. Then suddenly I turned around and realized that Jesus was no longer on the boat with me. I looked for Him but He was not there. Then I heard His familiar voice but it was coming from the opposite side of the boat. He was calling to me from beyond the boat. I looked and I saw Him upon the surface of the water. As I looked at Him I knew that the season of our time on the boat had been completed.

Then I heard the words,

“Daughter, throw your net on the other side. It’s time.”

As He said this I saw my life become the net. Angels were present on the boat to throw me out to Him into the depths. As I was cast out I began to be filled with His glory and the mysteries of His love that had been stored up for such a this as time. I was being filled like I never dreamed possible; filled to the point that I didn’t know if I could take anymore. He was filling me with His glory.

-Our Lives Are Being Mended-

Angels have been so present in assisting the Lord in mending the nets of our lives. Many are suddenly keenly aware of the activity of the angelic around the lives of God’s people at this time. It is because they have been sent to accomplish the word of the Lord. Even now they are preparing us to be thrown off the other side of the boat to be filled with His glory.

We say yes! We yield to the mending of our lives. We say yes to the angels who have been sent to mend and to cast us out into the depths of His glory and the deep mysteries of His love.

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Transitions

Kathi Pelton

Today is the last day that our youngest lives with us. Tomorrow he will live 600 miles away and today my heart aches to hang on just a bit longer.

Moms never believe that this day will come and when it does every rhythm and movement you’ve known in your life for decades suddenly shifts. The day that you become a mom your life becomes focused on raising, loving, nurturing, and praying for the amazing gift you’ve been given. It is your main ministry; and what an honor and high call! Then, suddenly the years have flown by and the youngest is ready to set off. You’re never ready for this…never ready to not be present for every first and their daily hugs…but nevertheless the day comes. For me it is today. Transition is here.

This is a time of transitions for many. It is a season where so much is changing, and what was once sure and familiar is now behind you. Jesus stands out upon the water that is before you and He is calling you to come to Him. His hand is a familiar hand, but the surface and place that He’s calling you to walk on is completely unfamiliar and unsure to all of your natural senses.

During times of transition it is vital to focus on His gentle and loving eyes that say, “Come; it will be alright; I’ll hold you up.” If you look at the unfamiliar surface or what looks like a place that you’ll surely sink then you will become overwhelmed and fearful. Look into His eyes and take His hand, then it will be a seamless transition into the new.

The rhythm is changing all around the world and in the spiritual atmosphere. Don’t try to hang onto the old or you will be sure to step on the feet of those God has called you to dance (move) with at this time. We must, like a flock of starlings, move and turn together according to the leading of His Spirit. The familiar dance and movements are shifting and we must take His hand as one body and learn the new movements.

If you find your life in sudden turmoil, make sure that you are not holding onto something old that is keeping you “out of step” from where the Spirit is calling His people. If suddenly you are stepping on toes or having your toes stepped on, check if your steps need to be reordered to align with the new rhythm, movements, and pulse of heaven.

As my son leaves our home tomorrow, my greatest prayer is that he will keep His eyes fixed on the One who is calling him out into this new place; that as he lets go of my hand, he will grab hold of the hand of the One who loves him even more than I do (how can that be!). My heart calls out, “Let Him teach you the new way to walk, Son.”

I hear the same prayer coming from your Heavenly Father for you. He is saying,

“Take the hand of My Son! He is trustworthy and will teach you to walk in the new place. Keep your eyes fixed on Him and He will take you from the shallows into the deep; for the deep is the new surface that you will walk upon.”

It’s okay to shed tears, but don’t look back for too long or, like Lot’s wife, you might get stuck in what was behind rather than what is ahead.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11.

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In Your Weakness His Strength Will Prove True

Kathi Pelton

I would love to say that my life’s journey is marked by great personal strength but quite the opposite is true. It has been marked by personal weaknesses where God showed up and made His strength manifest time and time again.

It is not out of self loathing or insecurity but I am very aware that my life has been a living testimony of one verse,

“Instead, God chose things the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise. And he chose things that are powerless to shame those who are powerful.” 1 Corinthians 1:27

My life in Christ literally was birthed in His sovereignty. He chased after me and would not let me go until I surrendered to His unconditional love and passionate pursuit. Then, time and time again in my early years of walking with Him, He miraculously kept me safe from my own wayward heart as I was taught by His Spirit how to walk in honor and integrity (even while my character was far from displaying those qualities). Like a child learning to walk or a teenager learning to love, He was patient and forgiving…and so happy to manifest His strength in the midst of my weaknesses.

Now, thirty-five years later, I stand in awe at how His strength is proven true in the midst of my human weaknesses. My character has developed and changed due to His amazing grace but somehow I’m always vividly aware that all that I’ve been given and all the opportunities that have come my way have little to do with my strengths and everything to do with God making known His strength in the midst of my weaknesses.

In the company of the amazing men and women that I have been given the honor to walk in relationship with, I often feel like the “odd man out”. I am loved, received and shown such honor and yet I know that my only qualification for the platform or position that I’ve been given is “my weakness.” I have learned to surrender to His love, to embrace my weakness by understanding that it is only in absolute dependency that His strength and sovereignty will been proven true once again. Surrender is my life song and the awe of His kindness has become my focus.

Do not despise who He made you to be. He creates every vessel differently. As much as I’d love to be an intricate vessel that stands out in a crowd, I’d rather embrace that He made me a simple vessel that causes Him to stand out in a crowd.

Every person; from the genius to the one who struggles to read, from one who turns heads due to their physical beauty to the one who has always been in invisible…all were created with great purpose. Each one has weaknesses that offer them the opportunity to be ushered into the place of surrender and dependency. It is in that place that our God shines the brightest and it is there that the glory of the Lord is made manifest.

“But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” 2 Corinthians 12:9-10

May His power rest upon you in the place that your human weakness has tried to disqualify you. In every weakness, every hardship, every insult and accusation…may His power and strength become “Christ in you…the hope of glory” so that many may come to know Him and experience His grace.

“To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.” Colossians 1:27

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To inquire regarding how to become a ministry partner, write to us at:

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