Be Strong and Stand in the Power of His Might

by Karin Peavy on July 11, 2016

in Biblical Meditation, Spiritual Growth, The Word of God

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Be Strong in the Lord and Stand in the Power of His Might

 

I searched for the phrase “be strong” using Biblegateway.com and discovered that it’s in the KJV 32 times.

Notice that the words are a command not a suggestion. God has called you to be strong.

Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest — Joshua 1:9.

God spoke these words to Joshua. He and the rest of his people were about to begin the huge task of conquering Canaan. Joshua had some big shoes to fill. God appointed him leader after Moses’ death and comes along beside him and encourages him.

God also comes to your side. In fact, He is always there. He speaks the same words to you that He spoke to Joshua: “Be strong and courageous. I am with you.”

The Way to Become Strong in the Lord: Feed on the Word

Being strong in the Lord involves daily feeding on the Word of God. Now, what do I mean by feeding? Think about mealtime. When you eat something you like, you can wolf it down and end up with heartburn or an upset stomach. Or, you can enjoy your meal by chewing slowly and really tasting the food. This is how you feed on the Word of God. You could skim it, read it quickly or chew on it. This is meditation. Meditation involve speaking, visualizing, imagining and memorizing scripture.

Meditation causes your spirit to be fed and that’s how you grow strong. The more the Word becomes a part of you, the stronger you will be.

How do you know when the Word is a part of you? What is your reaction in a situation? Do you immediately become upset? Depressed? Do your curse or do you praise the Lord? Of course, we are all growing but this is a way to measure how deep the Word is in your spirit.

Remember, becoming strong in the Lord is a command. This is a process and takes time. But you can begin today by meditating on what the Bible says.

Love,

Karin

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Michelle H. July 15, 2016 at 7:05 am

Thank you Karen for these thought provoking words.

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Michelle H. July 15, 2016 at 7:06 am

Karin. 🙂

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Sheron July 17, 2016 at 12:06 pm

A really strong word to start my day with. Thank you Karin.
God bless!

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