If ever there was a time for us as women to cast off all fear and oppression, that time is now! Instead, God is calling us, His daughters, to put on our garments of beauty and splendor! It’s time to put on strength, and to put on the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness. It’ time to put on the Lord Jesus Christ
Everyday, whatever the crisis may be, God has given us the power and the choice to put on either His garments of beauty and splendor or to cower down and cave to the terrors of the enemy.
If ever our families, our husbands, our communities, our churches, and a lost dying world needed us to be wise, to be strong and stable, clothed with Christ and His strength, I believe that time is right now. He is calling us to be glorious in the earth – His bride – His Church!
This is not a time to let our emotions or circumstances rule us and our households, but its a time for us to rise to the occasion and let the glorious one in us shine forth for all the world.
PUT ON YOUR STRENGTH
I believe God is saying to us today, “I need you to be strong in Me, to be a light and a strength for your family, your community, and for those around you!
Isaiah 52: 1 – 2
Awake, awake! Put on your strength, O Zion;
Put on your beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city.
For the uncircumcised and the unclean shall no longer come to you.
Shake yourself from the dust, arise; sit down, O Jerusalem!
Loose yourself from the bonds of your neck, O captive daughter of Zion!
THE UNSEEN RESOURCES OF HEAVEN
If any woman should be strong and confident in these times, it should be us, the women of God! Do you realize we have the unseen resources of heaven to draw from? We have the unlimited power of God’s life giving word, not only as our weapon but as a creative force in the earth! When we have the high praises of God in our mouth and a two-edged sword in our hands, we are unstoppable in Him, in Christ Jesus!
Our confidence is not in ourselves or our own strength, but it is a God confidence and strength as we go deeper in Him. What we need in this hour is a faith and a confidence in Christ that goes so deep that no circumstance or situation can move us.
When our confidence and our strength is in Him, there is no giant, no problem or situation we cannot face head on. We need to be reminded that we are not just called to conqueror, but we are empowered by God’s grace to more than conquer in every crisis and situation!
Today, I want to encourage you with a personal word the Lord gave me at a time when I desperately needed His strength to go on.
LOOK TO ME, I AM YOUR STRENGTH
“Fix your eyes upon Me, for I am the Lord, strong and mighty! Put your confidence and trust in Me, not in weak or frail humanity. Clothe yourself with strength, put it on like a garment today. Look to Me, says the Lord.
Do not be fearful or dismayed, look unto Me and I will show you the way. For when you look at yourself and your situation, all you see are limitations, limited time, limited ability, and limited financially.
So I say, look unto Me for I am your rock, your strength, your stability and your peace. With Me there are no impossibilities, no limitations, for I am the God of all creation.
Fix your eyes upon Me and see all the possibilities. For I have not called you just to cope, but I am the God of all hope, And I have called you to rise up in Me, victoriously!
Isaiah 52: 1 – 2
Awake, awake! Put on your strength, O Zion; Put on your beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city! For the uncircumcised and the unclean shall no longer come to you. Shake yourself from the dust, arise; sit down, O Jerusalem! Loose yourself from the bonds of your neck, O captive daughter of Zion!
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you,
I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. 11
Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
The Lord is my strength and my defense, He has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise Him, my Father’s God and I will exalt Him!
Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 looking unto Jesus, the [a]author and [b]finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You. Trust in the Lord forever, For in Yah, the Lord, is [b]everlasting strength.
I can do all things through [a]Christ who strengthens me
Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Do not sorrow, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”