The problem is that we’ve learned to compartmentalize ourselves — our physical bodies, our mental health, our emotional well-being, our relationships with one another, and our faith in God. We seek empowerment in each category by watching fitness gurus on YouTube or listening to Enneagram podcasts, reading books by celebrity pastors or trying the latest health food.
But what often happens is that we prioritize certain parts of our being over others because it feels more spiritual or urgent. We might nourish our souls but neglect to eat well and drink plenty of water. We might exercise our minds but lack meaningful friendships. When we do this, we become lopsided in our being, forgetting that every aspect of our lives is important to cultivate because God is in it all.
God cares about our whole being because He, who is spirit, became flesh in order to dwell among us (John 1:14). Jesus, who is fully God, took on Himself the vulnerability and beauty of being human. He enjoyed eating meals and napped when He was tired. He wept when His friend died and raged in anger at injustice. And His work of redemption includes the restoration of our bodies, minds, and souls.
God is invested in our wholeness and the empowerment of our whole being. This involves more than “You go, girl!” statements that lead us to believe we can do everything in our own strength. God empowers us to be all that He’s made us to be by the truth of His Word and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. This is exactly what is explored in our devotional, Empowered: More of Him for All of You by Mary Carver, Grace P. Cho, and Anna E. Rendell.
We want you to be empowered in every part of your being to live fully as God created you to be — every day! The new Empowered bundle from Dayspring will help you do just that! It includes a copy of our Empowered devotional and our 2022-23 (in)courage planner.
Empowered incorporates the five major components of our being — physical, mental, emotional, relational, and spiritual — and features sixty Scripture passages and devotions that invite you to see from different angles how God empowers you. Each day ends with prayer and reflection questions to deepen your learning.
And the (in)courage planner will help you to both plan and walk through your days remembering that you are empowered by God. Every month you’ll be introduced to a different theme that reflects God’s heart for you, and you’ll get to read an excerpt of a story from a different (in)courage writer, right in your planner! She’ll remind you with her story that each of us has gifts to share.
This agenda planner provides the classic DaySpring planner features, including durable laminated cover and tabs, lay flat design with continuous spiral, an interior pocket page, and generous space for noting your plans. You will be inspired by the beautiful monthly art spreads, the notes section with lined pages will help you write down quick thoughts to come back to, and three pages of adorable stickers will help bring your planner some color and extra joy!
Get your Empowered bundle today (and pick up a copy for a friend!). . . then leave a comment below for a chance to WIN one of 5 Empowered bundles*!
Beautiful 🙂 Thank you very much for sharing, (in)Courage team! May God bless it for His glory.
I have to confess – “Empowered” is one of my favorite words! The word itself is empowering 🙂
I am eternally grateful that God empowers us in every area of our lives, not just the seemingly “spiritual” ones.
So by God’s grace, we can say with the psalmist – “Let my whole being praise the Lord!” (Psalm 146:1).
FYI – Tried adding this beautiful bundle to my bag a few times and it kept saying “Added”, but nothing happened, cart was still empty. I do wish it was just 2 cents more @ $50, so it can ship for free! 🙂 I’d love to win this! Have a wonderful day!
I already own the Empowered devotional and I love it! Thank you for a chance to win a copy to share with a friend; the planner looks awesome too 🙂
I definitely need to tap in more to God’s empowering power!
Thanks for the opportunity to win, this sounds like a great devotional and planner to strengthen our walk with Jesus!
Rhonda Smith says
Lopsided, I am so there! But, indeed, God is in it all, so the compartmentalizing can cease!
This looks like a wonderful set. Thank you for offering it.
This looks like a “must have”! I recall from a few years ago, I took a “quiz” for my word of the year & was surprised that it was EMPOWERED! I don’t think I have ever bought or received anything from DaySpring that was not top notch in the way the item was made or, mostly, the content & empowerment of the messages. This is something I’d love to win – thanks for the offering!
Brenda M. Russell says
Good morning Everyone,
I am a lop sided person and I have been this way for at least 45 years. Yes, it’s difficult to even think about an honor God allowed me to achieve: Valedictorian in 1977. Congratulations to the person God will help me become.
I am so thankful for the Word, The Holy Spirit, My Lord and Savior, Jesus and our Heavenly Father. When I grow up, (in the ways God intended) I look forward to helping others by my love, forgiveness and a healthy lifestyle. It’s important for others to see the change in my whole person. And God gets the Praise, Honor and Glory.
I don’t know how long this new journey will take (I will be on thePotter’s Wheel). Let’s pray for one another. I want to make a difference.
God bless you all.
Your Sister in Christ
I love the idea of this devotional – we all need the reminder of being empowered as a whole being.
Thank you for this devotional. I’m thankful that God cares about our whole being, as sometimes it’s easy to get sidetracked with life. I would love the opportunity to win the empowered bundle.
Sharon Jacobs says
He is our empowerment! Yes & Amen!! Love the words of Scripture shared through incourage. Thank you!
Sharon A says
Thank you that you always seem to know just what I needed! I know this is a gift of God. Would love to read it and share it.
Cindi Clarke says
I love ❤ this! I recently welcomed a homeless woman into my home to “empower” her to become whole and well so that her past situations can become her future testimony. She rededicated last Sunday and will be baptized at the creek this coming Sunday. This would make the perfect gift for her!
This post spoke to me today! I struggle with leaning too heavily into one area of my life over another, neglecting what matters all around. It can be exhausting to try to “keep up” with it all, but that’s the point of this message – I must learn to be empowered, to let the Lord do it through me instead of trying on my own. I am not whole until I am in Him. Such a good reminder for this frustrated soul! God bless you all!
This message helped me share a wholeness piece of The true God with my 17 yr old daughter. Her age, and a not age-appropriate tragic loss, and the current generation challenges has caused her to seek refuge elsewhere; some practices God does not approve of. And, to self medicate. (For some back story)
I sent her this article. And added that I know we don’t see eye to eye in our beliefs, but this is the wish of empowerment I had for her. She thanked me and added that she really likes when I share these types of things with her, and that they are helpful to her. I wept in prayer of gratitude for letting me help get a foot in the door to her heart. No one is ever too far gone. Continue to love, but also learn to “read the room”, so to speak. God will show you when the time is right to interject for him. I appreciate this community!
Beth Williams says
Praying God can heal your daughter’s broken spirit & heart. May He guide her gently back to Himself. May she come back to you soon. Praying for peace & comfort as you try to gently remind her that God is ultimately in control.
Empowered is the word God gave me for this year. God bless you for sharing your stories of His work through your lives.
Ann Morris says
I resonate with God empowering me through His grace and the guidance and strength of the Holy Spirit within me. Yet, I often push ahead on my own initiative, taking charge and powering through on my own strength. I love how these devotions are written to invite us to see from different angles how God empowers us! Taking time to pause, pray, and ponder on God’s Word and ways helps me connect with Him and live a holistic life with God as my strength and foundation.
S. Allen says
Empowered – strong word, one of my favorite words. “Empowered incorporates the five major components of our being — physical, mental, emotional, relational, and spiritual” thanks for sharing this as a complete wholeness desire of God’s blessing for us.
Great reminder that “You Go Girl!” isn’t to be about our power…but God’s empowerment and will for us. We don’t need to reach out on our own!
Sharon Schroer says
Thank you for the opportunity to win this empowered bundle! Love devotionals and planners! Empowered by God-yes!
Wow, Anna, this sounds like a very special combo! Count me in!
Wonderful message!! God wants us whole.. the best for us! We can’t do it without Him!! He is our strength!!!
Joanna Roybal says
What a beautiful message and practical application! It’s so easy to get sucked in to the individualistic culture and this is such a great reminder of what and who God made us to be.
Janet Williams says
Thank you for such a beautiful message (in) courage team.
I can relate to how “we prioritize certain parts of our being over others and become lopsided in our being, forgetting that every aspect of our lives is important”
Today, I will keep these words close to my heart, my mind, spirit and body…
“God cares about our whole being because He, who is spirit, became flesh in order to dwell among us (John 1:14). Jesus, who is fully God, took on Himself the vulnerability and beauty of being human. He enjoyed eating meals and napped when He was tired. He wept when His friend died and raged in anger at injustice. And His work of redemption includes the restoration of our bodies, minds, and souls”
Have a beautiful day \0/
Dawn Ferguson-Little says
This is what I want to be impowered by Jesus. As when you see and find Jesus and he becomes your saviour. You find it is the only true way to live life. It is the only thing you want as the world and all it’s pleasures get they mean nothing to you. Yes being a follower of Jesus is not easy. We will all have are difficult days and easy days. We can think why following Jesus is hard. No one said it would be easy at times. But with Jesus help we can do it. As we will get we have an enemy who will still try to make us think that following Jesus is not the best way to live you life. The enemy will try to make you think the world and all it pleasure that you gave up to follow Jesus are better than following Jesus. So we have to careful not to let the enemy try to get up to go back to the way we used to life now we found Jesus . As he will try his best. So we have to be on our guard at all times. As he will used unsaved Family and Friend to try or anything to try and make us see we are missing out not doing the things they are doing that are of the world. That we once used to do. But now we are saved we get we only want to live and breath Jesus in our lives and everything we do and say is for his glory being about the Lord business praying and reading his word. We want to live in a way that the world see we are different. If they ask why we can say everything I do and the way I live my life is for the glory of Jesus. We may live in the world but we are not of the world anymore. What joy we have being empowered by Jesus to want to only live for him. As it changes our lives. No better life could you have than living for Jesus. Love Dawn Ferguson-Little keeping you all in prayer xx
How fun! Thank you for another opportunity to win!
I’ve focused on one area (of the five: physical, mental, emotional, relational, spiritual) because that’s challenging enough–due to relying on my own wisdom and power. All five felt impossible–even though I know that they’re all vital. How wonderful that this book directs us to rely on God–not ourselves.
I love your Bible studies! Thanks for the chance to win one and the planner sounds awesome!
Sarah Kitchen says
Thank you for such a wonderful incouraging message and a chance to win !
Lord teach me how to be empowered spiritually the way you want me to, so that I can teach my daughter.
Beth Williams says
Thank you for another great devotional. It can be easy to focus on one aspect of our lives & neglect others. We need to allow God to empower us to do ALL things. We can’t do this life alone. Thanks again.
Kayleen Fuller says
I love the idea of this bundle! I love planners and this is absolutely perfect
Andrea Martin says
Thank you for this opportunity! God bless you and yours!
Andrea Martin says
Thank you for this opportunity! God bless you and yours! ❤️