I Talk Scripture to Myself
I go through periods of time where I use a dry erase pen to write on my mirrors. It might be a to-do list, quotes, or goals.
But for now, it is Scripture: “So he said to me, “This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the LORD Almighty,” (Zechariah 4:6)
I need this reminder right now. There are things in my life I have tried to do in my own might and power.
I need this MPS reminder: (not Might nor Power, BUT Spirit).
As a consequence of pondering this verse (which is given to Zerubbabel during a vision about the rebuilding of the Temple), I have been . . .
- Praying more as a first resort.
- Asking what God will is in my life, not dictating what I will.
- Using HIS divine enablement (tools, motivation, people, and energy) He gives to accomplish His will.
- Living like the outcome belongs to the Lord.
One commentary states: “Note that these words are directed to Zerubbabel, who has been charged with the leadership in the rebuilding program.
“There is here both encouragement and admonition.
“Zerubbabel need not fear the size or difficulty of the task. God’s supply of power is sufficient for any and every situation.
“But Zerubbabel needs to rely on God rather than personal skill, strength, or ingenuity.