Zechariah 4:6 Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.
What’s the strongest thing in the world? If you’re looking at man, you might say a champion weightlifter or heavyweight boxer. In nature, your mind may go to hurricanes, volcanoes, or tornadoes. Structurally, steel beams, or cement columns may have filled your mind’s eye. What we can see by just a few illustrations, to each of us, strength may appear in different ways. To one, it’s muscle, to some it’s devastation, and yet to another, its construction. While each are correct, let’s imagine another type of strength. What strength, or invisible bond holds together your family, marriage, your life, and home? Many think the answer is the love you have for the ones at home. You’re right. Others believe it’s the time and devotion you give to your family. Again, you’re right. Yet, some credit the labor contributed to support the lifestyle your family enjoys. And, you’d be right.
It takes love, devotion, and good old-fashioned hard work to make a place you can call home. Still, the strongest part of every home needs to be the Spirit of God indwelling you. He makes your love stronger and deeper than you could ever imagined. He is the controller of all time, and gives you a new sense of devotion to others you would never muster up on your own. Also, He can take just a little earned at a workplace, and multiply it to fill your home with all you will ever need. The strongest thing in the entire world, is a heart devoted to God.
How will you get though the next day of your life? If God was able to whisper in your ear, He might just say; “Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.” That’s a life, built to last.
Will you tell God,
Thank you, Lord for your Holy Spirit,
Living In His Word Ministries
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Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
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