Pastor David Jeremiah teaches us in today’s devotional, that God has promised to give us fresh strength in our inward soul, and that this strength can be accessed through prayers.
Dr. David Jeremiah daily devotional May 20 2023 Topic: Fresh Air: Focusing on Moments of Fresh Faith – Renewed Strength
SCRIPTURE: The outward man does indeed suffer wear and tear, but every day the inward man receives fresh strength.
2 Corinthians 4:16, PHILLIPS
Olive Westerman celebrated her one hundredth birthday in Chester, England. When a reporter asked her the secret to longevity, she said, “Avoid talking to strange men and you’ll be just fine.”1
Good advice! But even if we live to be one hundred or more, our bodies suffer wear and tear. God has promised to give us fresh strength in our inward soul. Paul prayed that the Ephesians would “be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man” (Ephesians 3:16). Deuteronomy 33:25 says, “As your days, so shall your strength be.”
How do we gain this fresh strength? How does God impart His strength? Perhaps you feel unusually weak today. Ask God for strength on the basis of 2 Corinthians 4:16, Ephesians 3:16, and Deuteronomy 33:25. God loves to be reminded of His promises. Don’t talk to a strange man. Talk to the Stranger of Galilee, and He will bestow the strength you need today.
You cannot make the strength of today suffice for the needs of tomorrow, but in every fresh period you must seek fresh strength from above.
From the 1870 devotional book, Life’s Evening
Credit : Turning Point Ministries