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Mentoring #1—Strength for Mentoring

Most of us probably don’t think of ourselves as mentors. But if we’re Christians, what we say and do affects the people around us, shaping who they are and how they behave. Sometimes we do this intentionally, sometimes unwittingly. Since we are indeed engaging in some degree of mentoring, we would be wise to try … Continue reading

Strength #5 — Contented Strength

The Lord said, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is brought to completion in your weakness.” … Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ’s sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Corinthians 12:9–10 Contentment is a requirement for … Continue reading

Strength #1 — Greater Strength

Loving God with all our heart, loving our neighbors as ourselves, resisting the Devil, and building up the Body of Christ require strength — specifically strength of mind and heart. When God commands us to be strong for these tasks, he also promises to supply us with strength, with the power to engage in the … Continue reading

Help #3 — Overwhelming Help

Then the Spirit of the Eternal moved Jehaziel to say, “Listen, all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem and King Jehoshaphat, thus says the Eternal to you, ‘Do not fear or be dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours but God’s.’” 2 Chronicles 20:14–15 Our God is more than equal … Continue reading

God’s Awareness #1 – Carefully Watching

Certainly the Eternal carefully watches the whole earth, always ready to strengthen those who are committed to him. 2 Chronicles 16:9 Modern military surveillance equipment scans the battlefield, searching for an exploitable weakness. Troops under its scrutiny anxiously fear their deficiencies will be discovered. They expend energy to camouflage their defects: energy needed used to … Continue reading

To Make Us Strong #5 — Contented Strength

God has said, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” … Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ’s sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 Contentment is a requirement for receiving the grace of … Continue reading