Thought for the day.†† #102
2 Corinthians 12:9 (New American Standard Bible)
9And He has said to me, ďMy grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.Ē Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.
Everyone has an area of weakness. The Apostle Paul fought such a battle and prayed for deliverance. The answer he received was not what he had expected.
What a wonderful truth is found here. Godís miraculous power is revealed through our weakness. We all have great limitations. God has none. He does not depend upon our strength or abilities. God is not waiting for us to become perfect. Our perfection is found in the righteousness of Christ.
We are to become a channel for the power of Christ to minister through us.
Our inability is really an opportunity to glorify God. He is not dependent upon our strength to do his work. God reveals his love and grace to us, enabling us to do the impossible. When we canít function, He can.† And He does it by channeling his ability through us, accomplishing the impossible.
We want more of Godís power. Paul was able to declare ďLook at me! There is no way that I can function in my situation, Yet God does all these things regardless of my inability.Ē As we acknowledge our weakness and walk in obedient faith, we shall do exploits in the name of our God.
Let us remember! Israelís great victories came when she walked in righteousness before the Lord and declared her dependence upon Him. She conquered great nations with a small army. She caused all the peoples around her to acknowledge that she served the Almighty God. None dared come against her. Israelís strength was the power of God.
The God of Israel will also establish his power through us as we become yielded to his purpose. Let us walk in His grace, that His power might be made known through our weakness.
Rejoice! God has not changed! Face the day with confidence!† Walk in faith!† He shall be glorified and you shall have victorious ministry.