God speaks in simple and strange ways at times.All morning I’ve had the kids rhyme ‘Incy Wincy Spider’ going round my head.I couldn’t understand why until I thought about the words (printed below). I feel the Lord is saying that for many IT’S TIME TO GET UP AGAIN.You gave something your all only to be knocked down.Maybe a relationship, a job, a ministry, breaking a habit or addiction.You tried so hard, put everything into it, only for it to fail or fall apart.Now you just want to give up.‘What’s the point?’, you think.
God is saying, IT’S TIME TO GET UP AGAIN. You are more resilient than you think. Start afresh. Learn the lessons from what happened and get moving again. You have Christ in you, power that can raise the dead! You can arise again in His strength. Roll away the stone. Get out of the dark tomb. Like Jesus, you’ll carry some wounds, but they will only serve to enhance your beauty and draw others to you and your mission. IT’S TIME TO GET UP AGAIN!
Incy Wincy Spider climbed up the water spout,
Down came the rain and washed poor Incy out,
Out came the sunshine and dried up all the rain,
So Incy Wincy Spider climbed up the spout again!
1 Corinthians 6:14
“By his power God raised the Lord from the dead, and he will raise us also.”
“And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you.”
2 Corinthians 12:9
“But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. ” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me.”
“From now on, let no one cause me trouble, for I bear on my body the marks of Jesus.”