Hello everyone…and a very happy and blessed Friday to you all! Well…we made it through another week…and no matter what we may have faced…and no matter how tired we may feel; isn’t it a blessing to know that God’s strength is ALWAYS available…Amen!!
When I was first led to begin a ministry, there was one thing that God had me share, as a means of encouragement to others...and that was how we could exchange weakness for God’s perfect strength. You know…we don’t have to hold onto weakness and try to remain strong on our own, when we can take hold of a strong God.
A Bible verse that has truly been a great reminder to me personally, as to how weakness is only the beginning of experiencing God’s perfect strength; is found in 2 Corinthians 12:10…and we read… “Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.”
We must remember that weakness doesn’t mean that we have been defeated; but rather, I have come to see that it means that we need a greater strength…one that can carry us beyond, what our own strength isn’t capable of.
There have been many times in my life, while experiencing chronic pain, along with a home to keep up and a ministry to run; that I have actually felt as if I was running on fumes. Even today, I am experiencing those feelings, due to a busy week and a lot of pain; but I am also seeing a God…who out of love, chooses to reach down from the heavens, to keep me lifted up, so I can continue to press on. For example…this morning I have been feeling very tired. After finishing my morning work in the office; it was now time to prep some food for dinner. To be honest, I didn’t feel like cooking; but as I prepared to leave my office, I took hold of a strong God and asked Him to help me and be my strength…and I have to tell you; I was amazed, as to how quickly everything went together…and get this…I even accomplished a couple quick things that I would have had to do tomorrow morning.
I have truly come to see many times; that with a greater strength…such as God’s strength; we can push through the worst obstacle and reach the other side. In other words…we can obtain a strength that can take us way beyond our own strength…that is, if we are willing to exchange our weakness for His perfect strength.
Right now, you may be wondering how you can exchange the weak moments in your life, for God’s perfect strength. Well…first, you need to quit holding tightly to the weakness in your life. Stop standing strong on your own and admit before God that you are weak. This isn’t a sign of failure; but instead, it’s a sign that you are opening yourself up to God…and once you do this; that is when the mighty, powerful and awesome hand of God will come down from the heavens and rest upon you. In other words…that is when His strength will begin to overtake your weakness, while helping you to do…what may seem to be the impossible. Believe me when I say…I have experienced His hand upon me many times. I have seen this tired and weary body, go way beyond what I could ever imagine or think…and why…because I had opened myself up to God and exchanged my weakness for His strength.
No matter what you may be walking through at this time, may I encourage you to not walk these roads alone; but rather take hold of a God, whose strength can truly be made PERFECT through weakness…AMEN!!
Many blessings on your day!
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