Strengthen Yourself

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Everyone has times of difficulty and distress. There are times when it feels lonely and the whole world is against us.

If there is one thing I could tell the weary today, it's this:

Learning to strengthen oneself in the eternal, loving God and to converse with your creator is a precious life-giving skill that will never fail you.

You can begin today if you have never done it. It is never too late.

Some of you have lost this aspect of your relationship with him that you had in the beginning.

For you dear ones, you can easily return. He is waiting.

Moreover David was greatly distressed because the people spoke of stoning him, for all the people were embittered, each one because of his sons and his daughters. But David strengthened himself in the Lord his God. Then David said to Abiathar the priest, the son of Ahimelech, "Please bring me the ephod." So Abiathar brought the ephod to David. David inquired of the Lord, saying, "Shall I pursue this band? Shall I overtake them?" And He said to him, "Pursue, for you will surely overtake them, and you will surely rescue all. " (1 Samuel 30:6-8 NASB)

 

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Into the Next Room

You've been in one room for a long time.

For some reason you don't feel comfortable anymore.

All the furnishings are decorations look dated.

The air is stale and without circulation.

The conversations seem to be the same time after time.

The faces are so familiar they aren't interesting anymore.

Your efforts to be present and in the moment are failing.

In the doorway there is a hint of light.

A soft sound is beckoning.

Something is stirring you in the direction of the door.

Curiosity is calling.

Do you dare?

Slowly you venture there.

You tilt your head to peak around the corner and look in.

Inhaling the fresh air, the breeze captures you.

You pull your head back into the room where your feet still are.

Your heart retreats back into your body and you exhale.

Observing your current room, you realize you don't belong there anymore.

Do you stay for everyone else, all the memories, what's familiar?

The next room is big.

The next room is unfamiliar.

The next room is a level you haven't encountered.

The next room is has extended an invitation.

The next room is waiting for you.

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