Thursday, February 9, 2012

Empower (2 Corinthians 12:7-10)

Good morning all,

The word of the day is “empower.” The apostle Paul knew what it meant to be both a person of power and a person of weakness. Can you imagine the life that this guy led? He starts out as a prominent figure of power in Jewish life, one which hates Christians. Then JC takes a hold of his heart and he makes a complete 180° turnaround. You can envision how he felt in this specific situation. He had some kind of thorn in his side, whether figuratively or literally. And the crazy thing is, even though Paul was way close to God, he still understood how weak he was.

“Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”
~2 Cor. 12:9

My question is: when you think about weakness in your own life, what comes to mind? I know that for a lot of you right now you are experiencing physical or mental weakness of some kind because of all the hours you put in to work, family, and everything else in your life. This is a great reminder of our relationship with Christ. When you feel like you are so weak that you just want to lay down and escape from the world through a simple nap or a full on 36-hour sleep fest, I pray that you are reminded of your spiritual weakness. This is nothing to be ashamed of. The apostle Paul tells us here that when we are weak, Christ is amplified even more in our lives. So, take heart… This is going to be a great rest of the week!!!

Praying for you,


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