April 24, 2020, 10:41 AM

Strength is a pretty important thing in our lives. Days when we feel weak it can even be a struggle to get out of bed much less accomplish anything else. The dictionary defines “Strength” as “the quality or state of being physically strong”. While strength is “physical” it is also equally important to have strong mental and spiritual strength. I love how the writer says, “The Lord is my strength” (Exodus 15:2). As a Christian, we must know and understand that the “Lord is OUR strength”. If you want to become physically strong, you work out, go to the gym, possibly change your diet, or do various other things to become stronger and meet your physical goals. I believe that this also works with growing spiritually strong… If you want to become stronger spiritually, you have to put effort into it. You must “work out”, “change your diet”, etc. Think about it this way, you cannot become physically stronger if you only go to the gym or work out once a week… So picking up your Bible every once in a while, or “working out” once a week may not give you the results you are looking for.

There have been many times where I have started a diet plan to lose a little extra weight, I was so excited when I fist started, ready to go, with no doubt in my mind that I could accomplish this. After about a week of cutting out soda, fast-food and all the other foods that I love but that don’t love me… I was becoming weak to temptation and ready to hit the first fast food restaurant I passed… However, I pushed through and stuck to the “work out” and diet plan, after a while of doing this regularly it got easier, I started seeing results, and in time… it became the new normal.   

Remember, “the Lord is your STRENGTH” start a “workout plan” find away that works best for you and your schedule and devote time to HIM daily, reading His word, in Prayer, and seeking His face. When you find yourself drifting away from the “workout” plan, push yourself to stay on track, and stick to the plan. I can assure you that you will see results if you will stick to the “work out plan”.

As with many “workout” plans they have better results with a good healthy diet plan. There may be some things that you need to change in your diet, it “what you are ingesting” … What you watch, listen to, and take in will affect you. Want to see faster results in growing spiritually stronger? Along with your new workout plan, add a new diet plan.


Pastor Jonathan W. Pannell III 


Isaiah 40:29

He gives power to the weak, And to those who have no might He increases strength.


Exodus 15:2

The Lord is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation; He is my God, and I will praise Him; My father’s God, and I will exalt Him.

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