“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.