It’s very easy to see or hear a TV or radio message about good exercise. Other advertisements encourage us to pay attention to weight management. If you have an interest in joining a gym for enhanced exercise or an interest in beginning a program for weight loss or weight management the choices are many
Everyone can easily agree that a person’s physical strength and stamina are helped by both exercise and healthy living styles. When you and I pay better attention to these things the days come and go with improved ease, at least in connection with the physical demands we all face at one level or another.
Finally it was the strength of Samson’s faith-connection with God that proved to be his real empowerment.
We all have challenges to strength. Some of them, a few of them, are about physical strength. Often the challenge has more to do with issues that would cause worry and even distress. These things would steal our mental focus. They would even, perhaps, disturb sleep and sap both mental, emotional and physical resources.
The Apostle Paul certainly had a few experiences that could rock anybody’s world. The Holy Spirit inspired Paul to share with us about these things. You may already be very familiar with the letter to the Ephesians. Even so, have a look at chapter six again, especially verses ten to thirteen:
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm.
Blessings … now and forever,
-Meet Pastor Rod-
Pastor Rod, a life-long Lutheran, graduated from the University of Minnesota and Concordia Theological Seminary.
As a ‘retired Pastor’, Rod stays busy serving local pulpits, leading worship in Senior resident facilities, and writing for the blog.
Pastor Rod lives in Savannah with his wife Deb along with their four- legged furry children (their doggies of course).
With Deb, Pastor Rod especially loves to travel spending time with children & grandchildren.
But most notably, Pastor Rod looks great in a hat!