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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Like getting your coffee with an espresso shot…17 days

I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love,
Ephesians 3:16-17

17 consecutive days of intercessory prayer makes (this) one ravenous.  I have done more seeking, studying, and praying about intercession since I started… that is its own blessing. 

Today’s scripture and prayer for my husband is that his strength might be renewed despite busyness and over scheduling, unreasonable expectations and never enough time…and that the infusion might come directly from The Father.  Hmmm…being tapped in to an unlimited source--like getting your coffee with an espresso shot.

On our own, we will fail.  No matter your situation, support structure, resources, talent and natural ability, you name it, it’s just not enough.  So give up.  Even that extra shot of espresso in your coffee won’t last forever, though it may make you feel better 

(unless it sends you over the edge…)

Coffee Salt Scrub recipe found here

Every confession of faith, every sinner’s prayer, every single 12 step program I’ve ever heard about makes two fundamental assertions….a) that we are ultimately powerless, and b) we cannot be restored on our own. (There's that RESTORATION thing again...)

Isaiah 40:31 reads “But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” Why go it alone? (There’s probably an answer, but I’m not interested in hearing it….I choose to tap into the unlimited source.)

So, today, I am thankful for my Source.  I am thankful for Him from whom all blessings flow.  I am thankful for my husband, my son who challenges me, and for my daughter, even if she didn’t get a mention this time around.  (I am also thankful for coffee, and for the wisdom to know when I’ve had enough.)  Thank You Lord, for letting us rest in You (when we are weary, even when we are not). And Love. And Coffee. Amen.

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