2018 rolled in with wheels up to London – a brilliant British adventure lasting 17 whole days. Let me just say, this place is an absolute dream! (More to come on that later). On the overnight plane ride, I had been reading through Ephesians 1 – a chapter I often read before doing something big or new. It’s been a great source of comfort & reassurance for me – try it for yourself sometime! Verses 17-23 spoke right to all I had been praying into about being filled with God over the past few months.
“This power is the same mighty strength…which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.”
These verses reminded me of Proverbs 31:16-17.
“She is quick & strong, a hard worker, She makes sure her dealings are profitable & her lamp burns late into the night.”
To be strong & hardworking, I must be filled with the Lord’s Spirit. Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. Yes, STRENGTH! It’s a word with grit – an eternal force spurring pioneers forward. Every season I pray for a specific word to guide me on my journey, & this year it came on an 8-hour plane ride. I knew I could only keep going with the blessing & power of God’s strength! It’s a word pioneers need to press onward.
How did Jesus, the pioneer & perfecter of faith, keep on his journey? He endured it all & yet he did not sin. He is the perfect illustration of living strength only God can provide, rooted in the desire & calling to serve to the praise of His glory.
“Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer & perfecter of faith” -Hebrews 12:2
This strength is my prayer for 2018 – pressing into strength from the Lord, embracing that my strength is not enough on my own. Drawing into his well of power to serve with the gifts he gives so graciously. I pray to work hard for his glory in the fullness of his spirit. I pray this for you, too, friend. In the overflow of his strength we’re able to strengthen each other!
Let’s leap into 2018 with all the strength God gives – in school, in friends, in family, in the life we’re called to live. It’s a seed planted in each of us, busting at the seams with passion & purpose.
I hope you’ll join me on my pioneer journey of strength. More posts to come soon + new exciting products !!