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Jesus Power!

December 17, 2011 by  
Filed under Daily Manna, Monthly Articles

This morning in my Bible reading, Jesus said, “Come to me all who are weary and heavy laden and I will give you rest…” I came. Weary. It seemed everywhere I went in my house was an unfinished task or one needing tending:  laundry, messy bathroom, etc. On top of that were the other duties of the day: wrapping, baking, and preparing for hosting Christmas later in the month. I was frankly feeling like a failure and discouragement was threatening to set in. You know the kind? Like you are sitting down to eat an elephant in one sitting…and you think you might throw up just looking at it…

As I came to Him, His word spoke clearly, “Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit,” says the Lord Almighty.” Zech 4:6

I took note that He added ‘Almighty’ to the end of His Name.

Then He said to me, “I remove mountains, part seas & bring down walls by the hands of my servants.”

I realized the emphasis I was placing on me to get the things done that I was feeling overwhelmed about. He gently re-reminded me that it was not in my strength that I accomplish anything.

I said, “Here I am again, Lord.” relying on little ole me.

Isaiah 41:14 Do not be afraid, O worm Jacob (Kathy), O little Israel, for I myself will help you,” declares the LORD, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.

“Forgive me. Cleanse me. Help me.”

I then rearranged my expectations by stepping back and looking from a different angle, changed my focus (From me to HE), and set about conquering the elephant “one bite at a time” with the help of my Emanuel. God with me. The Great Gift of all time. The whole point of our Christmas celebration.

I just needed to experience His Presence (my Present) afresh.

And to think…He gave me frosting on the elephant, I have time to blog at the end of the day! I’ll say it again…AMAZING GRACE!

With a passion for prayer and God’s Word, Kathy loves to build women up in their faith and encourage them in devotion to the Lord. She is director of Women’s Ministry in her church where she teaches and leads Bible Studies, organizes and hosts women’s events with her team, publishes a newsletter and mentors several women.

Kathy and her husband Dale own a hobby farm in Western Wisconsin where they raised their two children. Kayla (married to Andrew) made them joyful grandparents of baby Bennett last fall. Ethan is entering his sophomore year in college.

Kathy, a former hairstylist, owns and operates a country gift shop on their farm where she is free to tend her many perennial gardens and her two blogs in between shoppers stopping in. Kathy can be found at: Blessed Builder and Bittersweet Farm Gift Shop. You may email her at

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