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Worship Jesus Ministries Trust Presents
devotion by Sis. Bala Samson
Sunday, May 08, 2022



Gird yourself with strength


Proverbs 31:17 “She girds herself with strength And makes her arms strong.”


"Girding"  means getting prepared for work.  She is to do it with strength, or boldness. She doesn't shy away from getting ready. Today we would say "roll up your sleeves."

Blessed mother’s day! Many times, I would have exhausted my natural strength to the maximum, through traveling, fasting and preaching and sometimes I would walk up the stage depleted of all energy. I have sat at times on the platform, wondering if I would ever be able to preach His Word! One look at the congregation and the expectation in their eyes to hear the Word of God, would pump energy into my body. I would get ready to stand against the  evil devices of satan to weaken my body. The scripture in Isaiah 40:31 would flash in my mind, “They who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength.” I don’t remember a day when I was totally delivered from all fatigue, but the moment I start preaching, power would descend from above and replenish the strength enough for the day.

Apostle Paul said, ‘Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ's sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.’ (2 Corinthians 12:10)  You may wonder,’ hey, how does one take pleasure in infirmities, persecutions, distress and in need?’ Well, the answer is in the scripture before this: “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness." What captivated my attention were the words, ‘My strength is made perfect in weakness!’ It’s God who enables us to bear our trials. God must often show us how weak we are in ourselves. Sometimes we have abilities that we rely on to get us by in situations, but when God is at work in our lives for a greater purpose, He wants us to trust Him, not our gifts, not our abilities, not our experiences or our spiritual reserves. Anybody listening? When you and I die to self, then God’s resurrection power can go to work. Dying to self does not mean doing nothing and expecting God to do everything; it means getting to know God in a richer relationship and trusting him to complete the work. The God who raises the dead is sufficient for any difficulty of life. He is able but we must be available!

My dear friends, if today you feel physically, mentally and emotionally weak, surrender yourself into His Arms and draw strength from Him. The Lord knew the avalanche of attacks that would come on His disciples and that is why He pleaded them to pray, not for five minutes, but for an hour!

Friend, note this, the more you pray, the more strong you would get!

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