rendered powerless

I woke up from a dead sleep the other night. Tossed and turned for a while and could not get back to sleep. Finally I said to God what do you want to tell me. The words rendered powerless came to me, then I was back to sleep.
So I have thought about those words everyday since. Am I rendered powerless?
Here are a few definitions of rendered
to transmit to another : deliver : give up, yield to give in return or retribution give back, to give in acknowledgment of dependence or obligation :
And powerless
: devoid of strength or resources
: lacking the authority or capacity to act

Have I given up authority on something, or do I need to give up something?
About a month ago I was on my face before God and I felt prompted to sit at the computer with a blank page and just ask God to speak to me, I would type whatever I felt and when I was done I had to read it because I really could not remember what I had typed. This is what He spoke to me that night

I am worth it, I am for you. You need to worship me, I want you at any time to be able to worship me, I can not be hidden in your life. I can not live in a place that does not want all of me all the time. I can not heal you if you don’t let me, I can not give you rest or peace until I have all of you. I am all you need , I am. You are loved with me, you are safe with me, you are all you need to be, you! I am like your tears, you fight so hard to not cry, and you fight to not let me shine in you. I will use you, I will move in you, you are not only good enough, you are chosen . I have already choose you, and I am waiting on you to choose me. I want you

Sometimes the world and life hits us so hard we often begin to loose sight of the fact the God is powerful and full of ideas for our lives, full of paths for us to be on at just the right time, paths that will lead us to be used for him, chosen for such a moment.
Being woke up with words like rendered powerless, could be a chance to let satan talk about our worthlessness, but God has made those words beautiful.
And I love Gods irony rendered powerless, creates power!
Rendered powerless= to give up (give back) authority (power) to God, to admit we need God


JnL4God said...

That was very good. You are right when we give up our power in ourselves we gain power in God.
Thanks for sharing it was nice.

Jeanne said...

Heaven knows I need God! Every second, every minute, every hour of everyday. Isn't that a country song or something??? Good stuff girlie girl!

Amy said...

What you wrote on your computer that day was very powerful! I have really needed to read this, thank you for sharing it. Too many times, we feel like we are not good enough or worth it. If we would only look at ourselves the way that God looks at us, we could be set free from so much pain.
Thank you,

Melinda said...


Don't you LOVE when God drops random words in your head and then you realize that they weren't random at all?

Thanks for your sweet comment and prayer - things are much brighter this morning!

See you in SA!


jaycee said...

Love your blog page!!
Thanks for leaving a comment on my spotlight blog.
Maybe we will bump into each other in SA!

Marilyn said...


You have "rendered" to us a PowerFULL message today!

It never ceases to amaze me how the Lord gives you fresh stuff to write about!

Keep up the good work!

Marilyn in Mississippi

Fran said...

Such good stuff Lori. I have had God telling me to surrender. Keeps coming up again and again. Surrender.

Hugs and blessings. Have a great weekend.

Ang baylis said...

What a great idea to just sit at your computer with a blank page... and begin typing. God revealed Himself to you. He wants us, Lori and He wants us to trust Him always. Thank you for sharing this with us. Thank you also for your prayers for my mother!
Love you!
Angie xoxo

Deborah said...

okay, you know me...trying to think of a "good" comment to leave without repeating my own comments from before or everyone else's comment on this blog!!! too much work! Just know that it's awesome when God speaks through you to everyone around you!

Denise said...

That's awesome that you recognized God's voice when he spoke to you. I pray that I can do the same and know when he's trying to tell me things. Hope you're doing good!!

Leslie said...

Your blog is beautiful. I am so proud of the woman you have become. I find myself needing God more and more everyday. I need to make sure that I make time for him. Inspirational!

Sheryl said...

I don't know how you found me but I am glad you did. I've just spent time reading your entire blog. What a story you have to tell and you do it well.

Loved this post, why do we struggle to hang onto to our own power when the only real power is waiting to take over? Thanks for the reminder. I need to render myself powerless each day.

I'll be back to visit often.