Saturday, August 31, 2013

Ineffectual (2 Corinthians 12:7-10)

Good morning all,

The word of the day is “ineffectual.” The apostle Paul led a pretty crazy life. He went from being one of the most feared and respected men in the Jewish community to a controversial and complicated life for God. Because he was called, he gave up everything for Jesus. And even though he knew that he at one time had everything according to the world standards, now he knew that he was secure in his eternal relationship with Jesus. Through all of his trials and tough times, Paul never took his focus off the important things of life.

“That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”
~2 Cor 12:10

My question is: from where do you find your strength? Although this may seem like a rhetorical question, depending on the way that you are living at this point will give you an honest answer. Do you look toward Christ as the answer to your weakness? I think that too many times we try to fix our lives the way that we think it should be done. However, God would have us do things differently. My prayer is that each of you examines your own weaknesses. Know that in your weaknesses you are not ineffectual, but able to be used fully for God’s glory; ask that the strength of the Lord be your testimony during those times. We should not run from our weaknesses, but face them with the power of God. This will be our witness to others.

Praying for you,


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