“Those days”. You know the ones, when the world dumps down on you and everything that could go wrong does go wrong. You start to spin in circles and feel overwhelmed by the pressures. So many roles to play, so many responsibilities, and so many things not going the way you would like them to. It is in those moments, I have but one place to go; His presence.
There, before my God, I am no longer a mommy, a wife, a business owner or a daughter; except a daughter of the King. Here, in my robe of white with my princess crown securely in place, I dance before my Lord and he holds me until all I feel is His love.
All else fades.
Every care of this world pales in comparison to the look of love upon His face. Nothing else matters. Only this; I am His.
We have two choices when the circumstances of this life cause the earth we know to crumble beneath our feet. We can either fall under the weight, entering in to that pit where the 4 D’s (distraction, deception, discouragement and defeat) wait to devour us completely or we can straighten our crown, realizing these circumstances are merely an opportunity for glory-strength to rise up within us.
Glory-strength is the strength outside of your own. It comes solely from the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. When you operate in spiritual strength, all things are possible because the outcome is no longer up to you. Today, I choose glory-strength and I know I will only find it in His presence. In the world, that means I have to do whatever it takes to get alone with God, even for just a moment. As a mommy, that can mean getting creative. It might mean sitting on the bathroom floor (aka my “sanctuary”), locking myself in the closet, sitting in my car in the driveway, taking a walk or any other means to find quiet. Not that His presence isn’t with us in every moment, even in the chaos and noise but it’s in these quiet moments that we can lock onto that strength we need for the next crazy moments. However you have to make it happen, I assure you those few precious presence-filled moments are worth it! They are golden and stirred with happenings in the spiritual realm we can’t even fathom.
Glory-strength is the power to accomplish all things, greater things than you can imagine, through Him. It is what Philippians 4:13 is talking about. When you leave the sacred meeting place of His presence, you are changed. Not only do you take up your secret weapon of glory-strength, you also become radiant. In Exodus 34, Moses spoke with God on Mount Sinai. When Moses left that holy place his face shown and was radiant. So much so, that he wore a veil over his face to speak again with the people. When we meet God face to face in these sacred spaces, we too become radiant as His presence fills us. That radiance is exactly what the world needs to see. Others need to see your passion, your desire, your drive, your energy and your excitement! They need to see you shine! They don’t need to see one more person beaten down by circumstances.
Today, instead of opposition, choose opportunity. Let Glory-strength prevail!
Hebrews 11:1, Exodus 34: 29-35, Philippians 4:13