I had been a christian for 12 years, sometimes weak, sometimes strong... But when "my whole life fell apart"... and there was absolutely nothing left of mySELF... then Jesus finally could come in. Then it was room for Him, in my heart, and I learned to know Him in a totally different way.
As Paul says:
"He said unto me: My grace is sufficient for thee: for MY STRENGTH IS MADE PERFECT IN WEAKNESS." Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, THAT THE POWER OF CHRIST MAY REST UPON ME. THEREFORE I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecution, in distresses for Christ's sake: FOR WHEN I AM WEAK, THEN I AM STRONG!" (2Cor.12:9-10)
-Christ in me, THAT's my strength! :)
---ann on 8/27/10|
Oh, that's simple. The moment I got saved.
---catherine on 8/27/10|
Mark Eaton, your story touched my heart. I am truly sorry you lost your only son .
The single moment in my life that made me stronger was the night I got set free from a spirit of rejection along with insecurity, inferiority, fear of man, low self-esteem and a harlot spirit.
That was the beginning of me becomming the woman of God that I am today. I've made MANY mistakes along the way, but God picked me back up each and every time and poured His liquid love into my being everytime and loved me back to life. Thank you Jesus.
---anon on 7/19/10|
The death of my only son.
At first, it made me question God. What was His plan? Why did this have to happen? Do you love me? Do you love my son?
Once I had worked through the grief, and it took a while, I found that God was still there, with open arms, waiting for me. I was still His son, I was still who He had died for, and I was still who He wanted.
His plan for my son I came to grips with. My son died after a long battle with cancer. He accepted Christ's free gift of salvation, and I will see him again. God was merciful and took him home.
How awesome God is!
---Mark_Eaton on 7/18/10|
Talking with a woman who had the power to minister me more into the Holy Spirit of love, after we talked just a few minutes. I was not just made strong for solving my own troubles, but inspired and encouraged to be more pure and beautiful in God's love so I am relating lovingly with any and all people, in His own love.
---Bill_bila5659 on 7/18/10|
It does take a lifetime of learning new lessons all the time to make one truely strong. I have a Mother who read the Bible to me and taught me to trust,love,and depend on God through Jesus. She showed me what the power of faith and prayer does in lives. I have depended on God all my life. Another thing which changed my impression of myself and some of the things I did in life was to find out I'm not stupid. I quit school after 10th grade and had failed alegraba,that made me think I was stupid. When I was in my thirties I took psychologial tests and the person who gave them told me I was very bright. After that I got my GED and a college education. I needed confidence and knowing tests said I was bright gave it to me,what a difference it made.
---Darlene_1 on 7/17/10|
Life is a plex network of events and alternative decisions. Some decisions are strictly binary while others have an array of choices that can be takes so it has to be represented as a plex network of decisions. A certain subset of interactions and alternative paths represent Godly consistent actions that are consistent with YHWH's plan for our lives while the other represent the Helter Skelter of ungodly choices associated with free will. After we finally recgonize that YHWH's has a better plan for our lives and renounce free will in favor of YHWH's plan for our lives things run much better. There will still be thing that bother us but these are elements of the refiners fire to make us better tools for YHWH's purposes.
---Friendly_Blogger on 7/17/10|
After starving for over a week and afterward I ate some bread, that made me stronger. And I recall a beautiful girl in high school, she was truly awesome. Being the best girl in the school, I dared to talk to her, and I found out that she was beautiful on the inside too.
---Eloy on 7/17/10|
"What single moment in your life made you stronger?"
The moment I was brought to the realization and recognition of my own limitations and weaknesses, and The Father's readiness and willingness to compensate in the submission of my will, to the will of His indwelling Spirit.
---Josef on 7/17/10|
I believe that moment when I realized who jesus was,what he did for me,who and what Iam,how much God loved me that he sent his son to die for me,to take my place,was the defining moment in my life. And now thru him am I strong,for before I was lost and now am found,anything before that moment never had any meaning.
---tom2 on 7/17/10|
-- Pamela :
Sister, There are & shall be many moments in my Life that have made & will make me stronger, and they all stem from the Lord b/c I Keep Faith in Trusting that "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." Phili.4:13
---Shawn.M.T. on 7/17/10|
I believe we are the product of our entire lives since birth, not just one moment.
---Cluny on 7/16/10|