Food for ThoughtPsalm 71:16 Strength
Food for Thought
An Guide to Kingdom Living

By Marni Montanez

Psalm 71:16 New King James Version

16. I will go in the strength of the Lord GOD;

There is no other strength like the strength of the Lord. His strength is supernatural and all inclusive. This strength gives peace and boldness and reassurance. This strength gives confidence and surefootedness. When we are strong in the Lord we are able to move mountains, dive deep into the depths of God and dance in heavenly joy.  We cannot be oppressed or captured by the enemy. The strength of the Lord is more than physical; it is a spiritual, emotional and mental strength. Remember God gave us power, love and a sound mind. His strength moves us into territory we never expected to go into. His strength is victory in us. To walk in strength is to walk in trust of God's plan and power and ability to get us through anything.  It is faith to stand against the toughest obstacles with a steady heart.

The believer who says I will go in the Lord is one who has learned to submit completely into His hands, knowing the direction He leads us towards is the one best for us.  This believer has resolved in His heart without hesitation or question that God is on His side and we also can believe this truth.   We can say yes to God’s plans and purposes for our life and know that they are always good and will bless us.   By choosing to go in obedience to God, we prove our love and trust for Him.  As soon as we walk out in obedience, God will do what is needed to remove all hindrances to our path.

Joshua 3:13 New International Version

13. And as soon as the priests who carry the ark of the Lord—the Lord of all the earth—set foot in the Jordan, its waters flowing downstream will be cut off and stand up in a heap.”

Challenge: Ask God what your next step is and then obey. He will take care of the rest

God bless


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lamb-rightThe purpose of this series is to encourage people to live as loving, compassionate, and peacemaking children of God: Jesus tells us to pray, "Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven." (Matthew 6:10) God tells us through Micah (6:8), "He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God." And we know from Revelation 21:4 that there will be no more mourning, or crying, or pain, or death. Thus, Christian living requires us to set the standards of these conditions here on earth for our fellow human beings, and for the other animals, as a witness to the rest of the world. To do otherwise is not Christian.