“It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect. He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; He enables me to stand on the heights. He trains my hands for battle; my arms can bend a bow of bronze.” Psalm 18: 32 – 34 NIV
To know that it is God who gives me what I need. God. Not my wisdom. Not my ideas or what I think might be right. It is God.
Not only does He give me strength, but He makes my way perfect. I am sure like me there are many days when you crawl in bed and think “That day was FAR from perfect!” This word in Hebrew means without defect, blameless, perfect. That is how I want my days to be filled. This is what I want my children to see; a mom who gains her strength each day from her God and HE makes her way, the path she is taking, blameless.
Friends, I can’t say that every day, but I want to! Psalm 18 says He arms me with strength. Strength in the Hebrew means capability, skill, valor – these are description words for a solider! Jesus gives me each day through His word and prayer the capability, skill and valor I need to do what I need to do. Raise child who honor Him. Invest in my marriage so it lasts a life time. Step out in faith to pour into others in ways that are so beyond my natural abilities. My God arms me with strength.
As we allow Jesus to train us, we can in turn train our children and those who are in our influence to turn to Him for strength, skill and valor.
Would you like someone to come along side of you as your train your daughter? Someone who can provide material as well as questions to spur on conversations?
The first week of June, I will begin going through my new book for young girls here; helping you to train your daughter or the girls within your influence. “His Revolutionary Love”, empowers girls with confidence in the love of Jesus leading them to make wise choices. Every Wednesday, I will give a nugget from two chapters of the book for you to go over with them. At the same time, on my website for teens, http://www.radrevolution.org/, we’ll be going over the same chapters. I will also have a short video on RadRev where I speak directly to the girls. This is a great way for you to invest in your teen over the summer together! I hope you’ll join us. His Revolutionary Love releases May 2nd; you can click here to pre-order! Let’s start a revolution in the lives of God’s girls!