I’ve tried to change so many times. I can’t complete or follow through with anything permanently.
I start well and then tucker out. I slip back into my old habits.
My own willpower isn’t enough.
We can’t do it on our own. We need God’s power!
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Consistency, discipline, willpower… whatever we call it, it’s hard work.But we have hope because of Jesus. Jesus adores you, girlfriend.He loves you more than you can ever imagine. You are His beloved daughter. No concern is too small for His attention. He wants to help. Call out to Jesus.
David knew what it was like to call out for help. He says “Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my sighing. Listen to my cry for help, my King and my God, for to you I pray. In the morning, O LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.” Psalm 5:1-3
Calling out to Jesus is prayer. Not like the blessings we say at meals or the bedtime prayers we learned as a child. Not even the kind of prayer we say when others are listening. We can tell Him the depth of our struggles because He cares and He has the power to help!
My good friend wrote this prayer from her heart. We can pray with her.
“Jesus, it’s me again. I feel like I’ve come to you with same cry for help for years, and yet, you have never brushed me aside. I want you to know how much I long for your peace, your comfort and all that you have to offer me. I feel like a dumb sheep, running off and getting into trouble, only to have you search me out and pull me back to yourself. I know I don’t deserve this many opportunities, but you keep on giving them to me.
“Please help me today to reach for you first and be filled with your power. Then because of Your power, I will be strong enough to resist the pull of worry, anxiety and all the things that cause me to satisfy my hunger with anything other than you.
“Finally, I can’t forget to say thank-you for how you are going to work things out for good in my life. Yes. Thank-you. Amen”
Accessing Jesus’ power is the most important change most of us need to make in our journey up the Mountain of Health and Well-being. He is our Gentle Guide and we are attached to Him with the safety ropes of prayer. We don’t need to do this on our own willpower my friend. Let’s access Jesus power!
TODAY’S little STEP: Call out to Jesus in prayer. His willpower is available! When you feel weak or tempted, call out to Jesus! He will empower you!
Believe those good words my friend! If you have found this helpful please share it with your friends.
This past weekend my friend Cecile and I shared our stories at a Women’s Ministry Conference! It was so great to connect with some new women. Welcome to our mountain climbing team. Click on Base Camp to get started! Leave a comment, I’d love to hear from you and connect!
God has good plans for you! Access His power!