LIFE LESSONS FROM THE BOOK OF ISAIAH 40:31(NIV)
"but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."
10 KEYS -WHY YOU NEED TO RENEW YOUR STRENGTH IN THE LORD(Re -edited
1. Faith- John 11:40 "-Jesus saith unto her, Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God?" When the Lord has given you a promise in His word , you need to constantly renew your strength in faith in anticipation of your desired expectation. If not you would lose hope and kill your dream.
2. While you wait upon the lord , you need to be very courageous in the face of your challenge .the key is the more you wait upon the lord the more your strength is being renewed in courage , so as to be able to stand strong after you have done all . Eph 6:13 (NIV)"Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand."
3.Prayer - The key about waiting upon the Lord in prayer is this , the longer the wait , the deeper the prayer gets and the more your strength is being renewed in anticipation of your harvest .So keep praying about your God ordained dream and don't lose hope . James 5:16b (NLT)"The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results."
4.Giving - for you to mount up with wings as an eagle in the financial arena , your strength needs to be renewed again and again . why? It will take grace to give to God what you have never given to Him before .but the more you wait or tarry in His presence , the more the strength will come for you to do that which needs to be done for your finances to take a different turn. Abel gave an offering to the lord and his blood spoke from the ground. Gen 4:10 (NLT)"The LORD said, "What have you done? Listen! Your brother's blood cries out to me from the ground."
5.Thanksgiving - It takes grace to appreciate God , when the facts on the ground is telling you a different story .But here is the key - when you wait upon the lord in thanksgiving , he prepares you to receive what He has promised . ( your dream) Heb 10:36(NIV)"You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised."
6.They shall renew their strength in (joy) . The word of God is joy (John 15:11). Now hear this one , the more we wait the more our strength is renewed in joy .and when you lock unto His joy , you have locked unto your dreams for life . Why? joy will always bring in your harvest .(Dream)John 15:11 (NIV)"I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete."
7.Renewed strength in patience - The longer the wait , the more patient you become and with patience , you can never miss the birth of your dream . Why? He will see to it that it comes to pass right on time . Hab 2:3 (GWT)"The vision will still happen at the appointed time. It hurries toward its goal. It won't be a lie. If it's delayed, wait for it. It will certainly happen. It won't be late."
8.Renewed in love - Love is what helps your faith to work . The more the wait, the more the Lord would renew your strength in love . You find it becomes easy for you to easily forgive others , quick to do good even towards those that hate you . Why ? David gives us this secret in Psalms 119:11 (NIV)" I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you."- When you have the word hidden in your heart , you are careful not to do what is not right ."
9.Renewed expectation - Without expectation , you cannot birth forth your dream . while you wait upon Him , he renews your strength in expectation of your desired dream , that is the more reason you should never give up on your God ordained dream .it will come to pass .Psalm 40:1 (Amp)"I waited patiently and expectantly for the Lord; and He inclined to me and heard my cry."
10.Renewed grace . Every day as you wait upon Him , grace (divine strength ) comes to prepare you for the manifestation of your dream , so you won't give up on it . Key - As long as His grace comes every morning to renew your strength , never give up on that God ordained dream , it will come to pass . hold on to it . Lam 3:23(Amp)" They are new every morning; great and abundant is Your stability and faithfulness."
PRAYER : Father renew my strength as I wait upon you now in Jesus name , Amen.
you re blesssed !