Slumps, dumps, and bumps

On the radio a pastor quoted the famous Charles Spurgeon.  He noted that slumps may come prior to the mountain or movement.  Our bodies are designed by God to cycle through times of rest and valley walks.  We can’t stay on the mountain top and survive.

After a series of slumps, dumps, and bumps, I was growing weary of being spiritually counter intuitive.  I was exhausted from “counting it all joy”, “considering the source”, and “turning lemons into lemon-aid”.  I text a friend and ask her to pray for me in a specific situation that brought insecurity and anxious thoughts.  This is what she sent me!  GLORY!  Not only was it the same quote or message I heard on the radio a few days prior ( you think God was trying to firm something up in me?)  but it also was so spiritually profound.  Lord, empty us and bring Your rivers of peace, love, and wisdom for the journey.  I pray you savor every line….

Christian Quote About Strength

“Those who serve God must serve Him in His own way, and in His strength, or He will never accept their service. That which man doth, unaided by divine strength, God can never own. The mere fruits of the earth He casteth away; He will only reap that corn, the seed of which was sown from heaven, watered by grace, and ripened by the sun of divine love. God will empty out all that thou hast before He will put His own into thee; He will first clean out thy granaries before He will fill them with the finest of the wheat. The river of God is full of water; but not one drop of it flows from earthly springs. God will have no strength used in His battles but the strength which He Himself imparts. Are you mourning over your own weakness? Take courage, for there must be a consciousness of weakness before the Lord will give thee victory. Your emptiness is but the preparation for your being filled, and your casting down is but the making ready for your lifting up.” – Charles Spurgeon

D.L. Moody once said that “If you partner with God, Make your plans big!” I encourage you today to make God your partner. Whatever your burden is that caused you to search for strength, give it up to him now. Do not let another minute go by without completely surrendering your burdens to Him. God wants to be your strength. Surrender to Him in your weakness and let Him show Himself strong. Remember if God brings you to it, He will bring you through it!

Read more: http://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/bible-verses-about-strength-25-encouraging-scripture-quotes/#ixzz2ijyCWDHe

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