I made a 3 scrappy resolutions in January; have all of my 35mm roles of film developed, to use up some of the paper and embellishments in my stash, and to complete 1 project by the end of January. Here we are...in the 2 week of February...How much have I accomplished...
Let's see...NUTHIN. Nuthin at all. Not one role of film has been developed, I purchased more paper and stuff, and I'm still on the same project. Why is it so had to follow through on a fiery decision. You get pumped up, give yourself a pep talk and get your family and best friends to agree with you. Ready, set, go! Then what happens?
I wonder how God feels when we make promises to him and are on fire to live for him and THEN we fizzle out and give up. Give up before we ever get started. We churchy folks know all the right scriptures:Philippians 4:13 I am able to do all things through Him who strengthens me...Romans 8:37 in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. We can go on and on. My mom says " If you can trust Him for one thing, you can trust him in all things. God if Faithful". Faithful? FAITHFUL? FAITHful? Yes, our God is faithful in all things. God knows that we are weak in the flesh, he know the power of the mind over the will of the spirit. He knows and he understands how hard it can be to overcome. He has promised that we can be overcomers just like he overcame all that he was faced with. Trust me, I don't want to lower or diminish what he did during His temptations. I simply want to convey that He is faithful, understanding, and able to help us to overcome. We have got to be bold and say "It is written, I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH HIM WHO STRENGTHENS ME."
Now, lets go before the Father in prayer. We have the tools and the abilities.