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<< Wednesday, December 10, 2008 >>
Isaiah 40:25-31
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Psalm 103 Matthew 11:28-30
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"They that hope in the Lord will renew their strength, they will soar as with eagles' wings." —Isaiah 40:31

Many of you feel very tired and exhausted as you try to push yourselves through various Christmas activities. You are asking God for the strength to go on.

"He gives strength to the fainting; for the weak He makes vigor abound" (Is 40:29). However, the Lord promises you not just more strength, but His strength. You can share in the infinite strength of the almighty God, Who created the heavens and the earth (see Is 40:28). Therefore, don't just ask God for more strength, but "draw your strength from the Lord and His mighty power" (Eph 6:10). You can actually be motivated by the strength and energy of God Himself (Col 1:29). The Lord is your Strength (Ps 18:2); "in Him Who is the Source" of your strength you have strength for everything (Phil 4:13).

The Advent present which prepares us to receive and give the Lord's Christmas presents is the gift of God's very own strength. Therefore, "draw your strength from the Lord."

Prayer: Father, may I let You fire me up so I won't burn out.
Promise: "Come to Me, all you who are weary and find life burdensome, and I will refresh you." —Mt 11:28
Praise: It was when Marcia was at her weakest, flat on her back with crippling arthritis, that she came to know her Redeemer in a more powerful way.
(To draw His strength in your life, read the Bible daily. For encouragement, order any or all of these audio or video tapes: Ignorance of Scriptures is Ignorance of Christ, AV 82-1, V-82, How to Pray the Bible on audio AV 82-3 or on video V-82, How to Read the Bible on audio AV 46-3 or on video V-46, Principles of Bible Interpretation, audio AV 79-1, video V-79.)
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†Reverend Joseph R. Binzer, Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, June 17, 2008.
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