I don't know about you, but the month of May and especially this last week has just been physically and emotionally draining. It's called for a whole lot of God's grace and peace, a whole lot of trusting Him and believing that His thoughts are higher than mine, his plans are always good and that I want nothing less than what He wants.
Eyes up-fixed on Him. Faith required and weakness abundant for His strength and power to fill me back up. Communicating with God throughout the day is a MUST. Spending time in God's Word daily is a MUST. These last 7 months I have learned there is no other way to live. It's all in-no matter what-because that is what God commands! I'm all in and He revives me with His extraordinary power! The promises of God never fail!
Now we have this treasure in clay jars,
so that this extraordinary power may be from God and not from us.
We are pressured in every way but not crushed;
we are perplexed but not in despair;
we are persecuted but not abandoned;
we are struck down but not destroyed.
We always carry the death of Jesus in our body, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. For we who live are always given over to death because of Jesus, so that Jesus' life may also be revealed in our mortal flesh. So death works in us, but life in you. And since we have the same spirit of faith in keeping with what is written, I believed, therefore I spoke, we also believe and therefore speak.
We know that the One who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus and present us with you. Indeed, everything is for your benefit, so that grace, extended through more and more people, may cause thanksgiving to increase God's glory.
Therefore, we do not give up. Even though our outer person is being destroyed, our inner person is being renewed day by day. For our momentary light affliction is producing for us an absolutely incomparable eternal weight of glory. So we do not focus on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
2 Corinthians 4: 7-18 HCSB