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Archive for November 19th, 2009

His Strength, not mine… again

Ok, so it’s my week to do the blog and once again, I was wondering what to write about.  Again, God tells me, “Write about what you’re learning about.”

“And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 (NKJV)

 If I had to choose a theme verse for my life this semester, it would have to be this one.  God keeps bringing this verse to mind in every situation that has come up in my life this past month.  Let me just give you a couple of examples.

Earlier this week, I realized that I had only read three pages in my history book last week since we were out of town.  This was mostly my fault as a procrastinator, because I had chosen to read other things, knowing full well that I should have been reading history.  I wanted to do better this week.

Because Mrs. Jody is teaching school now, she couldn’t be there to direct a drama event we did a couple of weeks ago.  Being her assistant director, I became director for the day.  Those of you who know me well know that I am naturally a follower, so this was a Hard Thing for me.

These are just a couple of instances that come to mind at the moment.  In each case, I had to come to God crying, “I can’t do this!!”  Then it was as if He said to me, “Now that you know you can’t, I can do it through you.”

In regard to reading history, He gave me a genuine interest in what I was studying and the ability to focus on completing the tasks at hand.  In one day, I was able to read (and comprehend!) six times the amount I had read the previous week.

At the drama presentation, God gave me Clay to keep me calm, and an amazing drama group who ran everything smoothly!

Over and over again, nearly every day, He tells me, “My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness.”  And though I don’t have nearly as severe trials as Paul had, God’s grace is sufficient for whatever situation He has considered me able to handle.  And if He gives me an extra trial, I can be assured that He will also be holding out an extra measure of His grace, if I will only take it. 

His grace is always sufficient, if we will only depend on Him for strength.  “For when I am weak [I can’t do this!], then I am strong [I can do all things through Christ!].”

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