Psalms 28:7 – The LORD [is] my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.

Strength, protection, assistance, and security. All these are found in the image of God in man. As a good Father, He protects His creation by His hand and provides help and security to man. He endowed man with this as seen in earthly mothers and fathers. Physical and emotional strength, assistance through helping hands and hearts and minds, provision of safety and security of children until they are able to stand on their own. Man has been given power and this can be used for good or evil. The choice is ours and the consequences can affect generations. (Numbers 14:18) God’s power is displayed in a variety of ways in Scripture but is best seen in His relationship to His Son even during the darkest hours of Christ’s life and death. God uses His power in creation and in our lives for GOOD!

Today, in your positions of authority over others, use your power (Hebrew azaz for be strong) for good. Display the love of God to a watching world in the way you wield your power. Be a living reflection of the image of God’s power in man. It is power that raised the dead and brought forth new life. Help raise another up from the depth of despair, protect the weak, use your strength to shoulder another’s burden.


The Same Power by Jeremy Camp

Treading in amazement,

Yvonne Jones

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About Yvonne Jones

I am at heart, a LIFEguard: "big" sister, mama, grandmother, aunt, friend, swimming coach, lifeguard trainer, and registered nurse. I am in the business of alleviating fear through education and lots of hand holding. As a swimming instructor, I have taught people of all ages to overcome fear of the water and I marvel as fear gives way to fearlessness, as panic turns to pure joy, as tears dissolve into giggles of glee, and pennies retrieved from the bottom of the abyss become trophies. As a nurse, I have been privileged to walk up to Heaven's gate as patients and family are welcomed home, witnessed the miracle of birth, helped mend broken hearts, and cared for the elderly as they wait.Scriptures number one admonition is "fear not." Question is HOW??? The Word becomes our swimming instructor and can help us learn to "tread water til Jesus comes." Something my students often thought I was going to make them do!So welcome to my pool! Jump in the cool water. Let it refresh your soul and feel the unseen hands of the Master Lifeguard lift you up and out of the deep water. Who knows, you just might even walk on water!

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