This is only the second month of the year 2011, but already I have sensed a certain weariness not only in me, but in a lot of people. I guess it could be the dreary weather here in “Rain-cover”, or just plain tiredness from doing life. I found this little gem as I read throug my ever growing e-newsletters, I am posting it up for my friends who might be feeling the blues these days. At the bottom of this posting, I have also listed some scripture verses that I pray might be an encouragment for you as they did for me.
“Request for Transfer Denied”
Your request for transfer has been denied. I herewith present My reasons:
You are needed in this battle. I have selected you, and I will keep My Word to supply your need. You do not need a demotion and transfer. (You’d never cut it on latrine duty.) You need a period of “R and R” –Renewal and Rekindling. I am setting aside a place on the battlefield that is insulated from all sound and fully protected from the enemy. I will meet you there, and I will give you rest. I will remove your old equipment and “make all things new.”
You have been wounded in the battle, My soldier. Your wounds are not visible, but you have received grave internal injuries. You need to be healed. I will heal you. You have been weakened in the battle. You need to be strengthened. I will strengthen you and be your strength. I will instill in you confidence and ability. My Words will rekindle within you a renewed love, zeal and enthusiasm.
Report to Me tattered and empty. I will refill you.
Your Commander-in-Chief, Jesus Christ
–Selected from Wit and Wisdom ™ E-zine.
We are special (1 Thessalonians 5:5-8)
We are called (1 Timothy 6:12-16)
He knows our needs (Matthew 6:31-32)
He supplies all our needs (Phil 4:19)
He will refresh us (Isaiah 40:31)
He is our protector (Psalm 18:2)
He is always with us (Joshua 1:3-9)
He gives us rest (Matthew 11:28)
He makes us new ( 2 Corinthians 5:17)
He gives us confidence (2 Tim 1:7)
He strengthens me (Phil 4:13)
He heals (Psalm 147:3)
We are all gifted (1 Peter 4:10)
He increases our love for others (1 Thessalonians 3:11-13 )
Here’s my prayer for you:
“I pray that you, being rooted and established in love may have power… to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge – that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.” (Ephesians 3:17-19)