Footnotes

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I have so many notes; throughout my journal, on notecards, necklaces, framed, typed, taped up, on chalkboards, you name it. Think on all the notes you post as motivators. They are reminders, positive suggestions, words of comfort. All of them, an effort to lift you up and keep you going. Right?

Today I hear the higher call, the reminder, the invitation, as I type “footnotes”— Y’all, footnotes have feet! They take action. Only in walking them out do we experience the power of them.

He said to me, “My grace is sufficient and My power is made perfect in weakness.”
“When I am weak, I am strong.” (2 Corinthians 12:9-11)

This footnote, forever a favorite. It tells us to remain dependent as we walk out our day. To admit we are weak and to keep asking for the Lord’s strength every step of the way. To not walk away from our “notes” and try pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps—but instead to admit we can’t and to remain dependent.

I’m weak Lord…I feel angry right now and need your help to hold my tongue.

I’m weak Lord…I feel down on myself and can’t hear Your loving whisper. I need Your voice of truth.

I’m weak Lord…I don’t see the light at the end of the tunnel. I need Your help to keep going.

Fill in the blank.

Lord, our feet get tired and weary. Your feet walk alongside us. Teach us to depend on Your strength. Show us the power of “foot” notes. You and Your words are living and active, able to enter into our moments and our days. (Hebrews 4:12)

What “foot” note can you walk out and apply to today?