Tuesday, December 23, 2014

All things through Christ

"But He said to me, My grace (My favor and loving-kindness and mercy) is enough for you [sufficient against any danger and enables you to bear the trouble manfully]; for My strength and power are made perfect (fulfilled and completed) and show themselves most effective in [your] weakness. Therefore, I will all the more gladly glory in my weaknesses and infirmities, that the strength and power of Christ (the Messiah) may rest (yes, may pitch a tent over and dwell) upon me!" (2 Corinthians 12:9 Amplified version)

I will not be afraid of my weaknesses for His grace will see me through.
I don't have to be ashamed of my weaknesses nor do I have to hide them by putting on a tough suit. You're not shaped by what people think of you, but what God thinks of you. Only God has the big picture of you. He has a beautiful plan for each of us. He knew me before I was knitted in my mother's womb. Before I was born He set me apart (Jeremiah 1:5). The thorns in your flesh or the weaknesses in you are to make you humble so that you do not take pride in your own strength and lose focus in your ultimate purpose. In the hands of God, we broken vessels can get mended, fixed and beautiful again.

We have a beautiful relationship with God and I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength (Philippians 4:13). When you are united with Jesus, you are more than conquerors (Romans 8:37).

The weaker that I am, the more I will need God's help. This is to glorify God not to make you feel insignificant. He has promised to anoint your head with oil and He prepares a beautiful table for you in front of your enemies (Psalm 23:5). Those who knew you will be amazed by your new found confidence and strength that they will want to know the source of this joy leading them to glorify God.