II Chronicles 7:14

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Friday, March 27, 2009

A lightbulb moment!

So, I'm in my bedroom this morning putting away laundry watching Joyce Meyer on T.V. Listening...but not really focused in on it completely. Until...I hear her say this:
Just because it says in the Bible "You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you", it doesn't mean you SHOULD do ALL things. Running around busy-busy-busy all the time is NOT what God meant. She said if you're using that scripture to justify having 3 jobs and being stressed out and never having any time for anything else...then you are wrong. If you can't say "no" to anyone ever (that's me!) and you say to yourself "God will give me the strength to do ALL things" then you're taking that out of context. God doesn't want us running around like chickens with our heads cut off. He will strengthen us and empower us to do the things that are necessary and that He has called us to do.
WOW! What a revelation for me! I am ALWAYS using that scripture to justify my chaotic, insanely fast-paced way of life, quoting " I can do all things, I can do all things, I can do all things". I am definitely looking forward to thinking about this more and seeing how I can apply this newfound revelation to my life! Just had to share with you all....

5 comments:

Ashley Payne said...

Hey girl. Long time since i have read your blog, but how appropriate i do today. Miss reading about you first of all! But, what she wa saying is a lot along the same lines as what i have learned in this women's group. I still need to send you the book/notes somehow. did you just join facebook? have a great day. enjoy your day "off"! ha! (-;

Miss Got Wings said...

I've found Eckhart Tolle's books on this very subject to be very helpful. The Power of Now & A New Earth. We are, as a society, constantly fighting the present moment - fighting against enjoying it, engaging in it, accepting it, yielding to it. I wish you well, my friend.

Teresa said...

Now that's a good word and I am soooo hoping that more and more people catch onto it. :)

jenelle said...

As you look at the life of Christ he needed time alone, peace and solitude, rest, etc. So why do we so easily dismiss that part of His example? Thanks for the reminder

Tammy said...

Thanks for posting this Jen. I needed to hear it tonight ...