Stronger Than Yesterday

by Apr 17, 2020Devotional0 comments

Proverbs 14:26 In the fear of the LORD there is strong confidence, and His children will have a place of refuge.


      Caleb said in Joshua 14:11 I am still as strong today as I was in the day that Moses sent me; my strength now is as my strength was then, for war and for going and coming.

      Sometimes I am asked why I am so stubborn about my strict health routines, even throughout this pandemic. My answer is simple and straightforward. “God gave me a second chance for living after the stroke. By faith, I have recovered well to this point. Why then, would I spit in God’s face and become the slob I used to be, and go back to those old bad habits? Why would I position myself for more sickness? How would  that honour the Lord’s faithfulness towards me?” This is why I push toward a full healthy life.
      There is nothing really fanatical about what I am saying. I’m simply trying to be stronger than yesterday, within my body, mind, and faith. It does not matter what the world circumstances are. Col. 3:23 Whatever you do, do it from the heart, as something done for the Lord and not for people. When we are strong in faith we have unshakable confidence in our God. When we are strong in our body and mind toward God, we have the confidence of Caleb, which helps us say, “We can do this hard thing we are going through.”  
      Growing in the righteousness of the Lord will help us have the strength for the day that we are in, and help us become valiant in our acts of faith. 1 Chron. 11:22 Benaiah son of Jehoiada was the son of a brave man from Kabzeel, a man of many exploits. Benaiah killed two sons of Ariel of Moab, and he went down into a pit on a snowy day and killed a lion. We may not have many lions to kill in order to survive these days, but we do have an enemy of our soul who goes around like a lion trying to destroy us. We have no choice but to become stronger than yesterday because the days we are in are evil and malicious.
      As parents, we want our children to grow up and be Godly, kind, and forthright citizens in this earth so that the goodness of God is seen and desired. When our children see that we are reaching faithfully toward God for our daily strength, they will take note. They may not voice it in the moment, but deep down, they will know that we are strong in the Lord. Prov.14:26 In the fear of the LORD there is strong confidence, and His children will have a place of refuge.
      Now please note, that the love of God is never in question toward every human being on earth. Regardless of our physical, mental, and life condition, we are emphatically and wholly loved. What I am postulating is that, if we are in a position to be positively stronger than yesterday, then do it. We are the stewards of the life that God gave us. True enough, we can waste that life on the many vices available twenty-four-seven. However, being a blessing in life has much more going for it, and we will have to make an account of the life we lived. Eccl. 12:14 For God will bring every act to judgment, including every hidden thing, whether good or evil.
      So, as I prepare real food, and figure out my exercise routines for the coming days during this time of physical distancing, I plan by faith to become stronger than yesterday. As I walk and commune with my Lord and ask for the strength needed in my soul to overcome during this time of precarious living, I will remember to give God all the glory when we come through victoriously. 
      I will thank Him for the blessings of a full life that I am living in right now. Like many of you, I’m believing for better things. May God’s face shine on us all. May He give us the desires of our hearts, to help us become stronger than yesterday. Amen!
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