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He Gives Power

Posted by Tami Wallace on June 17, 2016 @ 10:36 AM

"He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless."  Isaiah 40:29

Unloading my dishwasher recently, I was rehearsing the same situation over and over, feeling completely powerless to DO something about it.  I don't like that feeling.  Powerless.  Powerless defined is - devoid of strength or resources; lacking the authority or capacity to act.  "Yep, that's my situation," I thought.

But then the Holy Spirit reminded me of that verse in Isaiah.  HE GIVES POWER ... AND STRENGTH.

Power ... Strength ... and I don't have to muster it up on my own.  My father GIVES it to me.  Because of Jesus and His work on the cross.

So, even if my situation doesn't immediately change, that's okay.  His power in me gives me all the ability I need.  So I choose to rest.  I choose to rely on His power and His strength.  And I am completely assured that the situation will change because of this promise...

"Now to Him who is able to carry out His purpose and do superabundantly more than all that we dare ask or think [infinitely beyond our greatest prayers, hopes, or dreams], according to His power that is at work within us."  Ephesians 3:20 (AMP)


Divine Enablement

Posted by Tami Wallace on April 15, 2016 @ 11:34 AM

I was talking with a friend and we were sharing our desires and dreams; the things we wanted to accomplish so that when we get to the end of our lives we can say we lived with no regrets.  We were put on earth with purpose on our lives and destiny in our hearts.  Yet we absolutely know that some of the things we want to do cannot possibly be done from sheer will power alone. 

It made me think of Mary, the mother of Jesus.  She was faced with the destiny of bringing Jesus into the earth.  Mary knew she could not accomplish the assignment on her own and she even asked how it could be possible.

I have questions in my own life.  Like Mary I want to say, “ How can these things be?”  I believe my answer is the same answer given to Mary:

“The angel answered, The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you.”  Luke 1:35

God doesn’t expect us to go at it alone.  He gave us the Holy Spirit.  Jesus said in John 16:7 “Nevertheless, I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you.”

It took the power of the Holy Spirit to accomplish the assignment on Mary’s life.  Her part was to be a willing participant.

That actually makes it easy for me.  When I don’t know what else to do, the Holy Spirit does.  I have a divine enablement from a supernatural God.  The Holy Spirit was given to me … to hover over me … to help me.  When I allow Him to work in and through me, my ending will be like Mary’s …

“Blessed is she who believed, for there will be a fulfillment of those things which were told her from the Lord.” Luke 1:45

This Far

Posted by Tami Wallace on March 25, 2016 @ 11:48 AM

"Who am I, O Sovereign Lord, and what is my family, that you have brought me THIS FAR?"
II Samuel 7:18


I'm in a Bible study with some ladies at church, and this was a statement made by King David as he was talking to the Lord.  It's a scripture that pierced my heart and just really made me stop and think; to always be completely aware of the "This Far" moments with God in my life.  I recently had one of those moments.

My son, David, is in a choir at his college and their spring break tour brought them to Jacksonville.  The night we went to hear them sing, David was called on to talk between songs.  (I sang in this same choir in college, and, trust me, this is a heart pounding, "Do I have to?" moment, when the director calls your name to testify ... I always tried to get out of it!)

Well, David stood and shared his heart, along with a lot of Bible verses ... about what God has done and is doing in his life ... about the fact that God can be trusted to watch over you to accomplish His will and purpose in your life.  As David talked I was struck with the thought that this was a This Far moment.  My heart's desire in life was to be a mom.  To raise kids to love God and follow His plan for their lives.  It may not seem grand, but it's my call.  And when you are faithful to simply do what God has called you to do, there is fruit.  You may not see it every single day.  But there are those moments that you see the fruit and see that God truly has brought you This Far.  I was able to see that so clearly as my son shared from the platform that night.  The seeds I have sown as a mom, the prayers I have prayed ... they are bearing fruit!

Every day may not be a fruit bearing day that we see what has been accomplished; but every day is a day that the seed grows that eventually does become the fruit you see.  And when you do see the fruit, you will know that it was God who brought you This Far.


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