Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Strength For Today

May our stomaches be easily filled,
May our hearts be eager to love,
May our bellies be quick to laugh,
May our hands be busy with God's work.

Lord, fill us with Your Word
Fill our hearts with Your love
Fill our bellies with Your laughter
Fill our days with Your purpose.

“The LORD will fulfill his purpose for me; your love, O LORD, endures forever— do not abandon the works of your hands.”- Psalm 138:8 (today's daily bible verse, biblegateway.com)

His hands crafted me inside my mother's womb.
He has created a gift in me that I WILL use for His purpose.
I can't be held down by silly lies by the Father of Lies.
I refuse to believe when he tells me I'm not good enough.
So what if I'm not, God has given me the ability to learn, and He'll teach me the right way, and will love me through any snags along the way.

Lord, give me strength to continue in what I do not know, help me to move past the pain of learning about this world that so easily set you aside.  Stay close beside me as I walk through the darkness of selfish men and decisions.
Be the Light on my path.

Help these people reading this post know You love them with an everlasting love and will fight with them and for them.  You are not a god waiting for us to mess up, judging our faults and failures.
You are a God who is with us on the battlefield, standing beside us, in us, and for us.  You are the God who suffers with your children when they lose a parent, go through tragedy, or other hardships this broken world offers.  You are the One who is always praying for us...

"26In 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 with groans that words cannot express. 27And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God's will." Romans 8:26-27
(read the post on this verse HERE)

Remind us why we do what we do.

I love you, blogsphere friends.
Thank you SO much for the encouragement you've given me over the last few weeks.
I hope you receive a little of the encouragement you've shown to others and myself.
Have a GREAT day, family!
Much love!


  1. Thanks for this blessing, Kelly!!

  2. Thanks for this beautiful prayer! Hope your day is going well :)

  3. You're welcome, ladies. :)
    Have a good day.

  4. Such a wonderful entry, Kelly. I wish I had seen this earlier in the day. Sometimes it is difficult not listening to the enemy's lies: press on!

  5. Kelly, beautiful words. Thanks for the scriptures. They meant a lot to me tonight.

  6. :) Sure thing, Tabitha
    Anytime, girl.

  7. Wow, great verses. That was a lovely way to start my day, even if I'm a little behind in reading it.

  8. lol, no problem, Jill!
    Have a good day, girl.

  9. Thank you for this breath of fresh air!

  10. I was hoping it would touch you guys. I've been so strange, and out of my element, and you guys have been there to pick me up as well. Either with blog posts, or with comments.
    I'm so thankful to each and every one of you...hopefully this funk is over. :D
    I'm relying on God to relenquish Satan, snd replinish my soul :D
    I hope this helped you gals do the same.

    *thanks Jill K*
    HAve a good night, ladies!

  11. Thanks, Jennie :)
    And thanks for stopping by!
    Have a good day, girl.

  12. Kelly, Thanks for stopping by The Ponderers blog. What a delight to visit you. I was so, so encouraged reading this post!

  13. Thanks Kelly! Looks like we had similar ideas for Friday :o)

  14. @ Jessica: Looks like we did :D (this was posted Tuesday :))

    @ Beth: Thanks! I'm glad you were encouraged!

  15. Oh gosh! It's my Friday brain! Sorry! :o)

  16. HAHAHA!
    No problem, girl!
    It's FRIDAY!!!!

    My little boy, who's almost two, said this morning, "Riday!"

    At our house, tomorrow is "Stay Home Day" and that's JUST what I plan on doing :D
    Liked your poem btw :D