Tuesday, August 9, 2011
2 Cor 12;9 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 Cor 11:30 "If I must boast, I will boast of the things that show my weakness"
If I were honest with you and I revealed a part of myself that I reserve from most people, you would see that I am a weak woman. I love Jesus with everything, but I am weak.
I become confused
I get angry
I get resentful
I get judgmental.
I try to control things myself.
But the Lord says that in Our weakness he is made strong.... And Paul writes that he will boast about his weakness so Christ is glorified.
So I will boast about my weakness because...
He is able.
He is strong,
He is patient,
He has mercy!
His love never fails.
His plan never is thwarted.
He is never out of control of the outcomes in my life.
He doesn't ask for perfection. He has asked only two things... to Love him, and tell everyone else about his grace for us.
The world says we must be perfect to be strong and to win. But the bible says that our greatest strength is in our weakness. What could God do with our weaknesses if we stopped listening to what the world says we should do and instead started boasting about them? I know one person who did just that...
Jason Grey is an amazing christian music artist with a gift for words. For a man with a studdering handicap that may seem strange, But that is the kind of God we serve. He took Jason's biggest weakness and put it on display, and made it beautiful.