7/14/12

Bible Study: Strength

Strength:
 
We all know the story of Moses, born in a time when all male Jew’s were ordered to death; placed in a basket and floated down a river; rescued and raised by a princess; rebels against Egypt and eventually thanks to God saves his people. What we miss in the children’s story and what we seem to forget is the tragic duel of mans insecurity and God’s greatness.
In Exodus 4 God tells Moses that he needs to make the Pharaoh release the Jew’s so they can honor God. Moses then makes a handful of excuses as to why he is not good not to accept this calling. He’s shy, poor speech skills, not a people person, etc.
 
Exodus 4:11-12
The Lord said to him, "Who made the human mouth? Who makes him mute or deaf, seeing or blind? Is it not I, the Lord? Now go! I will help you speak and I will teach you what to say"
 
Our insecurities are no match for Gods glory.
 
I’d like to direct this now to a verse that has inspired me almost my entire life.
 
Philippians 4:13
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
 
The apostle Paul wrote this part of his epistle as an uplifting inspiration to the surrounding churches while he sat in prison. Paul spent most of his converted life traveling through Asia planting churches and spreading the gospel, and paying the price for it physically. We know that Paul had suffered many beatings, several stoning, and even a near death once, all for Christ; yet each time he got back up and knew that God was his confidence and his guiding strength.
 
Our troubles are no match for Gods glory.
 
2 timothy 1:7
"For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, a spirit of love and self-discipline"  
 
Remember Moses, the timid man who used every excuse to not follow God’s commands because he was worried? We always have God, because the comforter is in us; we are the temple and we house the spirit. We have the master of all the universe giving us words, guidance, strength, power, love and self discipline.
 
Our fear is no match for Gods glory.
 
When we are away from the comfort of church and the physical and visual safety net it creates I challenge that everyone still act bold in faith. It’s tough to remember that in our day to day God has still commanded us to spread his gospel and share his love. However secular comforts and standards don’t show us that we should be bold and fearless.
 
Remember: Our insecurities are no match for God's glory; Our troubles are no match for Gods glory; Our fear is no match for Gods glory.

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The impact of three different forms of warm up on performance

Graduate from Midwestern State University, founder of Endunamoo Barbell Club, and Endunamoo Strength and Conditioning. Working to help athletes physically reach their goals and achieve scholarships while spiritually pouring into as many people as possible on all platforms.