It’s been so long since I’ve joined the FMF Twitter Party, but I’ve had a good reason. We’ve been trying to develop a habit of family time, with no electronics. Since Princess is the one with the crazy schedule, we let her pick when. For the past month, it’s been on Thursdays.
So, FMF stands for Five Minute Fridays. We get a one word prompt, and then writers from all over the country write for 5 minutes, non-stop, and not edited. (Well, at least not much.) 😉 Then we go back over to Kate’s blog and link up and comment on each others’ posts.
So, for what feels like years, but was just a month, this week’s prompt is WEAK.
I am weak. I am so very weak. Partially because I’ve been sick for 2 weeks. Partially because I’m female. And partially, because I am just human.
I don’t always know what to do. I don’t always do what I’m supposed to or act the right way. I’m doing my fvery best, but sometimes, it just doesn’t feel like enough.
I’m weak. I understand the whole, “I do what I don’t want to do and don’t do what I want to do” a whole lot more these days. (It’s in Romans, but I’m not going to waste my 5 minutes looking for specifics right now.)
I can’t lift weights like my husband. I can lift a baby, and sometimes a dog. I can lift groceries and laundry. But not squats and dead lifts like him.
And being sick has just made me tired.
But thankfully, God is here. He is present.
Do you not know?
Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
and his understanding no one can fathom.
29 He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak.
30 Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
31 but those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.
Isaiah 40: 28-31 (NIV)
He gives strength to the weary, and increases the power of the weak. God makes me strong.
26 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.
Romans 8: 26 (NIV)
If I’m tired, all I have to do is ask. The Holy Spirit will help me. He will ask for what I need.
9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.
2 Corinthians 12:9 (NIV)
I still have to wrap my head around this one, but I should be thankful that I’m weak, because it gives glory to God.
I don’t always like being weak, but I do like giving God the glory.