Thursday, 1 September 2011

Z - Zechariah

The best I could come up with for Z is to find the best verse I could in the book of Zechariah.

For me it is Zech 4 v 6:
So he answered and said to me: "This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel:  Not be might nor by power, but by My Spirit," says the Lord of Hosts.

Power in nature - Victoria Falls
What does this mean?
I think it means that effort won't save you, power/strength won't help you and by that I mean doing things in your own strength!  The way to overcome, the path to victory, is in God's strength, by His Spirit.  He spoke the world into being - why would anything you could possibly go through, be out of His sphere of influence?

Power in the created

  • Trust the One who made everything by His voice alone
  • Trust His word
  • Take the step of faith to JUST - TRUST - HIM! 
God's power

This brings my journey through the alphabet to a close.  I hope you enjoyed it.  I found it fun and challenging.  My mom (if she were a Christian) would be proud of me.  She used to say I never finish anything!  Well, I did this time!  Maybe its Christ that makes the difference?!

God bless
Tracy


Linking with Joan at Reflections of His Grace


19 comments:

  1. with Him we can do anything... I have come in at the end of your alphabet, but I think I will journey backwards through it ;)

    I love this!! God Bless!!

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  2. Tracy~I have enjoyed the journey!
    JUST-TRUST-HIM! God was just telling me the same thing! I'm thinking HE wants me to really "hear" that tonight!
    Blessings...Chelle

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  3. Great post, love that you think so outside of the box. I was thinking you'd do the end...ie alpha to omega, but you surprised me! Your post starts my day most days with me mulling over your scriptures, until I have my quiet time.

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  4. I agree Tracy; our own strength won't save us. We need to have “out stretched arms” and not be so dependent on our own strength and managing our own strategy. :)

    This has been fun! Thanks to you for taking us through this wonderful journey through the alphabet! :)

    Denise

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  5. Tracy,

    So what are you going to write about next? This journey through the alphabet has been so fun, can't wait to see what you do next. I love the part where you wrote about that we can't do things in our own strength, that is hard one for me because it means that I am not in control and I like being in control, I like for things to go my way, perhaps that is why I rarely get my way, WOW, I think I just had an epiphany there :).

    Blessings Tracy.

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  6. Thanks Tracy, for this last one. This one touched me so and is important for me to think about it. TRUST!

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  7. This is great encouragement for us all... we need to put our trust in Him! We naturally try to handle things in our own strength and we need to be so intentional about going to Him for whatever we need. I want to trust Him for everything! Thanks Tracy!

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  8. Tracy, I'm reading in Zechariah right now and I just read this verse yesterday. ;) I'm so thankful that things don't depend on my might or power, but only on God's Spirit living in me. Many blessings!

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  9. Hi Janet - thank you, that would be really cool. I'll jump across just now to visit your blog

    Hi Chelle - I like how when God is trying to get something across to us, He places it everywhere we look. Just-trust-Him

    Hi Stefanie - I so appreciate you always visiting and commenting. I consider you a precious friend

    Hi Denise - thank you, I appreciate your encouragement. Yes, I tend to want to do things in my own strength and like you say, our arms should be outstretched to Him for His strength

    Hi Kandi - I have also enjoyed it, this week I've wondered whose bright idea it was to have only '26' letters! What to do now? :) Next week I'll be sharing an epiphany of my own :)

    Hi Jedidja - I think a lot of us like to be in control and when we are not, giving over the reigns is so tough. But God says to trust Him, so - we must! Lots for me to think on too :)

    HI Heidi - I like that you say we need to be intentional in going to Him for ALL. Great point!

    Hi Lisa - also a great perspective, thankful also that things don't depend on my strength. If so, I'd not get very far!

    Thank you ladies for following me through the alphabet. It was fun and now I have to start thinking harder!! for my next posts! I truly appreciate your encouragement.
    God bless
    Tracy

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  10. This so reminds me of a verse I focused on last week - 1 Corinthians 4:20 For the kingdom of God does not consist in talk but in power. How often do I forget I can write or speak beautiful words but it is God's Spirit that brings the power!

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  11. There it is again...TRUST! I can't do it in my own strength but I must trust in Him! I have enjoyed your journey through the abc's! :)

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  12. Z is a hard one...it was for me too! Isn't it a great feeling to actually finish something?! I've enjoyed the journey!

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  13. Hi Shannon - thats a great verse. I'm going to write it down now

    Hi Jenifer - trust is the only way forward. Thanks for enjoying the abc's with me :)

    Hi Allison - yes, its a great feeling, now I have to start something else and thats a scary feeling :)

    Thank you for enjoying the abc's with me.
    God bless
    Tracy

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  14. Well done! The adventure has been great and I loved the walk you sent me on. I really believe God has blessed you with the ability to bless me/others through this blog. You have been given something very special, i pray you always remember that and continue to be a blessing.
    Your blog has always been peaceful and in a sense a safe place to unwind before a quite time.
    Thank you,

    God bless,
    Annon M

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  15. Hi Anon M - thank you for your kind words. You have no idea how much I appreciate them. Glad you enjoyed the journey through the abc's.
    God bless
    Tracy

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  16. I thank what you have done here is amazing.to go through the alphabet and give scriptures it is a blessing to us..thank you

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  17. Hi Desiray - thank you for the lovely encouragement. My goal was to draw everything to Christ. God bless
    Tracy

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  18. Way to end super strong on Z. That is the best Z post I have seen yet! Look forward to what is next!

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  19. Hi Shanda - thank you. I appreciate your encouragement.
    God bless
    Tracy

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