"And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me".
(2 Corinthians 12:9 KJV)
The power of Christ in us is perfected in our weakness. Here we see another great paradox of the kingdom of Our Awesome God. In this passage, most Bible scholars believe the "weakness" Paul spoke of was a physical affliction of some kind—"a thorn in the flesh."
Few humans can overcome the pressures of life. All around us people want more from us at work, at play and at home. Is there a financial need? Is there a relationship in crisis? Are you on your knees yet to Our Awesome God? Because He says, "for my strength is made perfect in weakness." Lean on our all powerful God!
Regardless of your situation, whatever brings you to your knees in weakness has the greatest potential for your personal success and spiritual victory. So often we pray for strength, when in actuality what the Lord wants is for us to remain in our weakness, utterly dependent upon Him. We think our physical "thorns" will hinder us from serving the Lord, when in reality, the very opposite is true. They are perfecting us so that Christ's divine power can be revealed through the window of our human weakness.
Paul could have listed all his victories and/or accomplishments but instead he told of his weakness and credited the power to Our Awesome God, as we should do because God is our power and our strength. We then can lean on Him when we realize how weak we really are and give Him the glory!
Oft times Our Awesome God makes you aware of your weakness and lack of strength without Him so that you can be a witness for His strength. That fear, that lack of self confidence or that illness may make you realize you do things in His strength and wisdom not your own. Although your physical abilities may be severely limited, there is no limit to what you may accomplish using God’s strength which has no limit.
Attend our church or another near you that believes Jesus died, taking all your sins upon Himself, and arose the third day to sit at the right hand of God in Heaven. Our Awesome God wants you to be weak to remind you that God wants you to depend upon His awesome power and strength. He is waiting for you to ask. We invite you to our church services on Sunday morning (9:30 AM) and evening (6:00 PM), and Wednesday evening (7:00 PM) with AWANA on Sunday evening at 6:00 PM. When you come, ask about the home Bible studies during the week and the Intercessory Prayer Team. We love visitors and would enjoy meeting you and telling you about Our Awesome God!
Flo & Bill