Not by Might, Nor by Power . . .


. . . but by my Spirit says the Lord.

Zechariah 4:6 

 So he said to me, “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the Lord Almighty.

Anyone who knows me, knows I am a “pick yourself up by your bootstraps” type of gal. Doesn’t sound like I’m someone who trusts and waits for the Lord to work. And I must admit I’m guilty of that at times. Not deliberately. But guilty nonetheless.

This week has been a practice of letting go
…Of my “have to’s”
…Want to’s

I was prepared to be down and had a list… of course I had a list.

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Even though I thought I was going to have a week of “rest” I really didn’t plan to rest. I had just adjusted my list to accommodate my circumstances and called it rest.

What I didn’t plan on was sleeping and having no desire to do anything. So my list of to do’s didn’t happen. And the worry I experienced about what I didn’t do, I’ve had to hand over to the Almighty. To the one who says, “Not by might, nor by power…” And let the lack of results (my intended results) rest in His hands.

What about you? Do you find freedom in the words? Can you leave the results or seemingly lack of results in God’s hands?

….. but by my Spirit” says the Lord.

Letting go, on the Journey, Jackie

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1 Response to Not by Might, Nor by Power . . .

  1. Rebecca A Johnson says:

    This is a lesson I have had to be taught over and over again. Just when I think I “get it…..”


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