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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

You Raise Me Up...

"You Raise Me Up"...so that I can stand on mountains...! Is there anything too hard for the Lord? 

The Lord is my STRENGTH...Is there any goal that we desire to accomplish...ever accomplished without HIS HELP?

I think of the life of our Brother, Jesus Christ. I think of HIS trials and He overcoming the ENTIRE WORLD...at the cost of GREAT PAIN...We were sent here to OVERCOME, also...and we have all the tools at our finger tips...He turned to FATHER for His strength...the example of what WE ARE NEEDING TO DO...

I asked myself WHY...this one goal of "getting into shape"...was so important...Besides, feeling good again...and getting into my smaller clothes...I have come to know...that to SERVE in the KINGDOM...we need to be STRONG to achieve whatever He may ask of us...At the age of 61, I went to girls camp this year...We went rafting (my first time...) and it was exhilarating! Last week, I went on a hike with my dear friend, Joanna Ebanks, who was visiting me, along with her daughter...I struggled on this hike...and though I finished it...I realized...if I wish not to miss out on what nature and life has to offer me...I NEED to continue this uphill battle with my physical body...If I am to SERVE in the kingdom, I must master and overcome my PHYSICAL...to be able to draw more upon my "spiritual" side of my life...

My brother broke his neck in 2 places when he went over a cliff...landing upside down with the hood of the truck crushing down upon his neck...He has been FIGHTING for his ability to work, again, ever since...When the doctors had him do physical rehab...whatever they asked him to do...he would DOUBLE it...Though, he is in pain most of the time, he continues to fight to be whole and strong again...He has achieved out of determination...and HELP from GOD...not to have become a cripple...He works out a few times a week...Most in his situation, would have given up and have been in a wheel chair...He has truly INSPIRED ME...that against such odds...he is walking and LIVING life...to the best of his ability...

I found this clip "You Raise Me Up"...by Josh Groban...Whoever put it together used scenes from the "Passion of the Christ"...THE WORDS of the SONG...are INSPIRING...We did not come to earth to FAIL nor to EVER GIVE UP...We have much work to do...and we need to be physically strong to do it....

A friend of mine's husband...has a motto: "Failure is NOT an OPTION"! He is right...

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