God Is At Work & GraceFull Tuesday Link-Up

God is at Work

I spent last week at a conference in Sweden, like I do most summers. It was a week of sitting and listening to great teachers with a heart for the people of God. A week of pouring out worship and praising our good Father. There were moments of fellowship and hearts shared. All in all, a week spent in the presence of God was such a refreshment for my soul.

But there is always this side to conferences or meetings or even going to church for that matter. We rise up to the mountain top and pour out our heart to God. But when we have to start coming down the mountain? It is easy to get discouraged. The valleys loom darker than the mountain tops. Darkness captures us easily after times spent in the brilliant light. Somehow, the darkness often seems darker now.

But that is not the truth. God is at work, even in the darkest of times. Even in the hard times and the sad times. God is at work, always.

“Now all glory to God, who is able, through His mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.” (Ephesians 3:20 NLT)

Friend, no matter where you are right now. No matter where your heart is right now. God is at work within you. No matter how close or how far you are, He is able to work in you and through you. He is able, because He is always able. And though we, as human beings, are limited — He never is. So He can do so much in you and through you. Just like He can do in and through me.

So I pray these words with Paul, for you and I.

“I pray that from His glorious, unlimited resources He will empower you with inner strength through His Spirit. Then Christ will make His home in your hearts as you trust in Him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep His love is.” (Ephesians 3:16-18 NLT)

GraceFull Tuesday Link-Up

Welcome to GraceFull Tuesday Link-Up! This is a community meant for sharing and encouraging one another in grace as we walk through this journey of faith. Last week I didn’t have time to comment on your posts because of the mentioned conference. But I’m excited to connect with you once again this week!

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  1. A conference in Sweden? How wonderful! I can understand how you would feel a let down after it was over. Sharing thoughts and feelings with people who understand and support us is so uplifting, it is easy to be swept away with the excitement of the moment. Talking with other people with a faith similar to mine tends to recharge my batteries!

    1. You are so right, Laurie — sharing our thoughts, experiences and feelings with other believers is so uplifting. And it’s easy to be discouraged when that ends. But I’m focusing my heart on thanking God for this blessing! Thank you for stopping by here today, Laurie! God bless you

  2. Dear Ronja, I so needed to hear the words of our Savior through a Sister in Christ today! Thanks and blessings for allowing Him to use and flow through you.

    1. Praise the Lord! He is so good to us — to bring you here in this space and to use my words to reach your heart. God bless you, Alice!

  3. Ephesians 3 is one of my favorite passages of Scriptures and 3:20 is a life verse of mine! You are so right – God is able, because He is always able… even in our human limitations – God is able. 🙂 thanks for linkup.

    1. How wonderful, Debbie! 🙂 I just love that passage in Ephesians 3, there is so much encouragement for us. Thank you for visiting here once again! God bless you

  4. This is always encouraging to hear: “And though we, as human beings, are limited — He never is.” I’m so grateful we serve a God who has no limits!

    1. Yes! Just yesterday I was thinking on how it’s hard for us to sometimes understand God’s love because we are limited and He is not. And I’m so thankful that in everything, He has no limits! Thank you for visiting here today, Lisa. God bless you

  5. We wouldn’t even appreciate those mountain tops without the valleys, would we? And the truth is, some of God’s greatest lessons are learned in those difficult times. Thanks for reminding us.

    1. You are so right, Donna! It would be so hard to appreciate the mountain tops if there were no valleys. Thank you for reminding me of this. God bless you!

  6. Thank you for hosting Ronja!
    How wonderful to attend a conference in Sweden! Its always lovely to have sweet time with our brothers & sisters in Jesus… But we also need to remember His Spirit never leaves us, so even though our emotions change His promised presence never does.

    1. Thank you for that sweet encouragement, Jennifer! 🙂 He really is always with us. Thank you for visiting here once again! God bless you

  7. Nice to read your encouraging post! Agreeing with you in the prayer from Ephesians!!
    I left a link for the Grace-full Tuesday! Thank you and `Shalom` from Japan!!

  8. Hi Ronja! I am so glad God is at work behind the scenes. He is a wonderful, faithful Father! May He bless you greatly!

  9. I struggled for a long time to really understand that God loved me. To really feel his love like in this verse. I knew that God loved me, I mean that is what the Bible tells us, and I believed that to be true, but to actually receive it, rest in it, and soak it up? That was not me.

    I am so thankful that He taught me about His love for me, and I can now say, that while I can not understand it, He does truly love me!

    Thank you for the beautiful post and for linking up @LiveLifeWell!



    1. I’m right there with you, Amy. It can be so hard to actually abide in His love. Thank you for stopping by here and taking the time to share. God bless you!