Wednesday, October 26, 2011

God's strength

“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. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in my weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For where I am weak, then I am strong” 2 Corinthians 12:9-10

“God’s power is made perfect in weakness. This stirs my heart. Weakness is hard, but weakness does not have to mean defeat. It is my opportunity to experience God’s power firsthand. …….. Resisting temptation allowed promise upon promise to be built up in my heart, and that create empowerment. This is God’s power working through my weakness. ……….The struggle to say no may be painful in the moment, but it is working out something magnificent within us. “ Made to Crave, Lysa Tirkeurst

Boy I felt that power yesterday. I stuck to my plan at the baby shower. But that is not all – it was a stressful type day with a meeting before school, a meeting during planning, a student observer, a student with a birthday and that means cupcakes, and then the baby shower. And as if that were not enough for one day – I was hungry all day. It gave me the opportunity to pray a lot. I was not sure why I was hungry – but I was. I really was not craving anything – just hungry. So I prayed, and then I prayed some more and then I prayed some more. Sometimes my prayers were frustration – God why do I have to be hungry – TODAY! This is too hard, or sadness and tears – why does this have to be so hard. However, at the end – there was rejoicing. God with YOUR help, I did it. YOU kept me strong, YOU reminded me of your blessings, YOU allowed me to share YOUR greatness to a friend, YOU are wonderful and strong in my weakness. It was a difficult day, but a wonderful day. I know I will have more days like this, but I know in my weakness – your power is made perfect.

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