A List Maker's Life: Real Power

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Real Power

For Easter Kevin bought me a beautiful card.
                 Real power isn't always where we think it is.
The card went on to say,
                 It is not in armies, sports arenas, or the latest high-tech wonder.

Might I also add, it is not in my ability to control my world, my circumstances, my family, and my emotions.

Today I am starting to recognize real power.
Although we hurt, although we are taking one minute at a time, although we have so much more to find out when we see the specialist next week we are discovering power.

Power in reaching out to others.
Power in asking for prayer.
Power in sharing our stories with each other.
Power in friendship. 
Power in the body of Christ.
Power in our Great Physician.
Power in letting myself fall in my weakness.

                the power of His love

Thank you all so very much for speaking words of truth, support, and love into my life today.  Through your hugs, comments, phone messages, tweets, flowers, and conversation in my living room.  For those of you I haven't been ready or able to respond to yet today, thank you.  I appreciate you all and will continue to rely on each of you in unique ways in the highs and lows of the weeks to come.

With much love,

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  1. I haven't called because I figured you needed time to take it all in. Plus I thought you'd be inudated with that kind of thing. But I am thinking of you and praying! ~signed in as us but you know who this is, ♥K

  2. I just read the last post and again, I'm so sorry that this is happening.

    I will be keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. He is a mighty God!!!!
    Praying for you sister!

  4. i'm so glad you feel His love. from Him and through others. hold on to truth.


  5. I am here when you are ready.....xoxoxo

  6. Still praying...

    I have found it is in these times that God really does His work. And it's amazing...

  7. I continue to pray for you all.

  8. Still praying, dear friend...every moment I think of you. This was my verse of the day from KLOVE yesterday - "I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them." (1 Timothy 2:1) So perfect, because their really is power in prayer...but, most importantly, there is power in our great God.

  9. I didn't call so you can have time... but please call if you need a listening ear or anything. I am here for you!

  10. I you want to talk, you know my number...I'm here for you in whatever way you might need...I'll even fly out if you'd like.

    Continued prayers.....


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