21 09 2015

DSCF0398But 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.    II Corinthians 12:9

Whatever today brings it is what the Lord has provided and it is sufficient for me.  The list of things I have to be thankful for far outweigh my faith wish list.  God has provided this day, this time and this place for me.  I am so thankful for every blessing.  The peace in my heart, the love He has for His children provides joy and confidence that He is working things out for my good.  It is a good day to employ contentment and to immerse my thoughts into the goodness of God’s grace.  It is sufficient for me.

Because of the extravagance of those revelations, and so I wouldn’t get a big head, I was given the gift of a handicap to keep me in constant touch with my limitations. Satan’s angel did his best to get me down; what he in fact did was push me to my knees. No danger then of walking around high and mighty! At first I didn’t think of it as a gift, and begged God to remove it. Three times I did that, and then he told me,

My grace is enough; it’s all you need. My strength comes into its own in your weakness.

Once I heard that, I was glad to let it happen. I quit focusing on the handicap and began appreciating the gift. It was a case of Christ’s strength moving in on my weakness. Now I take limitations in stride, and with good cheer, these limitations that cut me down to size—abuse, accidents, opposition, bad breaks. I just let Christ take over! And so the weaker I get, the stronger I become.  II Corinthians 12:7-10 MSG



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