Be weak so He can be strong

“Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me.  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.” 2 Corinthians 12:8-9.

Verses chosen from today’s Bible reading; Psalm 124, and 2 Corinthians 11-13.

God is omnipotent.  I am none of the above except in my own mind.

God is in charge.  I need to surrender to His direction.

I love Him, and I am certain that He knows what is best for me.  I must learn to act accordingly.

I am constantly cold and today I am visiting where it is colder than I am used to.  Perfect time to whine about it BUT God has brought me here.  Why would I have the nerve to complain about a place He has enabled me to be at?

I must not create for myself a sense of the way things SHOULD be.  I want things to be His Way, whatever that may be.  Therefore, when I think things are tough, they aren’t if they are the way God wants them to be.

If I go my own way, then I am moving away from God.  I can’t do that.  How wonderful it will be to be completely, for better for worse, in His Will.

“Lord, I need to be tight to You.  I want to please You in everything I do.  Forgive me for my acts of independence.  I love You, Lord.  Prick my conscience when I am off course.  I do NOT want to displease You.  You are my God.”

I must be willing to do whatever God wants me to do.  I must trust Him and please Him where He places me.

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