Blessed are those whose strength is in you… —Psalm 84:5

How strong is the strongest man on the planet?  

Paul Anderson’s “best lifts of his career include an amazing 1206 pound squat(still unmatched), a 627 pound bench press, a 380 pound one arm press, a 600 pound push press(pressing the weight overhead),and an incredible 575 pound jerk press(pulling the weight up and pressing it out). He made the Guinness Book of World Records for lifting 6,270 pounds in the backlift. This weight is listed as the most weight ever lifted by a human being. He won the gold medal at the 1957 Melbourne Olympics. In all, he broke 18 American records, 8 world records, and retired unbeaten and unchallenged.”

            These are amazing weights lifted by a person and yet compared to the strength of God they are nothing!  Even if you could take the whole human race— past, present and future and the combined weight they could lift is nothing when compared to God.  The temporal just does not compare to the eternal at all.  It is astounding when you think about it.  God is so awesome and we are not.  Still, He loves us!  He loves us!

God offers us His strength to live.  Jesus said, “Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light” (Matthew 11:28-30).  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) and “He has given us of his Spirit” (I John 4:13).  He who created all things resides in us through His Holy Spirit.  Now, that is REAL POWER!  “To him be the power forever and ever. Amen” (I Peter 5:11).God has given us His power to live and bear witness of Him (Acts 1:8).  Now let us depend on His strength and not our own today and for the

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