Have you ever wanted something so bad you could taste it, see it, feel it?
That’s the place God wants to take you, a place of desperation, where you can overcome every obstacle if you’d just surrender it to Him!
What does it mean to overcome?
Is it when you are faced with an obstacle and you decide to press your way forward anyhow?
For the planters, is it when you are planting and you find there are weeds trying to kill your beautiful garden, you diligently remove the weeds and keep planting anyway. You continue to plant because you are determined and confident in your garden’s ability to flourish in spite of!
Can the same be said about you as a beautiful flourishing vessel that God has designed to radiate His love, His beauty and power?
Sometimes you need to be reminded that the same power that lives in the Lamb of God is the same power that lives in you!
But if the Spirit of Him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by His Spirit that dwelleth in you. (Romans 8:11)
Most recently, I am reminded of the power to overcome through prayer and faith when I think of my sister Edwina’s story and how she and our family had the faith she would overcome!
On our last visit just a few months ago we spent time with a frail yet positive young lady filled with so much promise. She was supported by oxygen machines that needed to be taken along on any journey she would take. There were times two or three oxygen tanks were needed depending on the journey ahead.
Despite the extra baggage and the inability in this season to fulfill her life’s calling to deliver newborn babies into this world, she still found time to mentor other midwives new to the field. They would even discuss the possibilities of traveling to upcoming conferences after the impending lung transplant.
Many prayers and just a few months later, specifically on her birthday this would no longer be a dream but a reality. She was granted a special kind of gift this birthday, two lungs that would be the perfect fit for immediate operation and recovery.
When our dear mother (my mother in love) was asked what words of advice she would pass along if given the opportunity to expound on this beautiful testimony, she left the following thoughts to be considered.
Here are 4 ways to