Morning by Morning September 28, 2015

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Monday, September 28, 2015:  Zechariah 4-6; Luke 12

Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, says the Lord of hosts. 

Zechariah 4:6

How often do we, when difficulties or discouragement come upon us, lean into our own strengths and abilities to solve the problem?  I know that I do – in fact, it almost seems that the greater the difficulty, the more I try to rely on myself to set it right.  These familiar words in Zechariah remind us (me!) that the work that we do for God will be provisioned by God – by the indwelling spirit of God that strengthens and encourages and empowers.  It is no wonder that week after week/month after month when we come to the table we ask for God’s Holy Spirit to refill us again…so that maybe next time, our reliance upon God will become a first resort rather than a last.

May I ask you a favor?  Pray for me, and for Pastor Pam as we serve in ministry alongside you at Saint Paul's UMC.  I am feeling today the burden of courageous ministry - and know so very well that without prayer support and the faithfulness of God that it would be impossible.  So, pray for us, as we pray for you, okay?  Thanks!

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