This weekend I revisited a devotion that was written by Betsie ten Boom. She is the sister of author and speaker Corrie ten Boom. Betsie died in a Nazi concentration camp in World War II. I often read Betsie’s devotion because I am continually amazed at the inner strength she had during that time. The first time I read it I could hardly believe it was written in a concentration camp. Surrounded by the unspeakable atrocities that went on there and still be able to find compassion. I am always astounded, mainly because I don’t believe I have that in me. I doubt my power. Yet, I know truly where her power came from. It was not personal strength, it was God strength. Today, I am going to share this devotion with you. While you read it remember where she was at and the indescribable hell that none of us could surely imagine.
“The most important part of our task will be to tell everyone who will listen that Jesus is the only answer to the problems that are disturbing the hearts of men and nations.
We shall have the right to speak because we can tell from our experience that his light is more powerful than the deepest darkness…. How wonderful that the reality of his presence is greater than the reality of the hell about us”. –Betsie ten Boom
That last line shows strength that is incomprehensible by me. Could you imagine a world that walked around carrying that kind of strength and understanding of the truth? What could we accomplish in our lives if we believed like this? There would be no limits. Guess what? We can live like this if we choose to. Part of Inviting Excellence into our Lives is growing our spiritual life. I want everyone to grow to have this strength. Go out this week and share your “AWESOME” with the world. You are full of “AWESOME” because that is how God made every one of us.