FOR THOUGH HE WAS CRUCIFIED IN WEAKNESS, YET HE LIVES BY THE POWER OF GOD
(2 Corinthians 13:4).
How difficult it is to be weak during times of insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities, especially when others are strong in their own defense mechanisms. How hard it is to be weak and lay down our own defense mechanisms, so the Power of Christ may be at work within us.
NOW TO HIM WHO IS ABLE TO DO IMMEASURABLY MORE THAN ALL WE ASK OR IMAGINE, ACCORDING TO HIS POWER THAT IS AT WORK WITHIN US, TO HIM BE GLORY
(Ephesians 3:20 21).
I bless you to be weak during insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities, for it is during the times that you do not depend on your own defense mechanisms that God has a chance to establish His Power in you and through you. Therefore, lay down your own will and allow God to conform you to His divine Will in your thoughts, your actions, and your purpose.
THEREFORE I TAKE PLEASURE IN INFIRMITIES, IN REPROACHES, IN NECESSITIES, IN PERSECUTIONS, IN DISTRESSES FOR CHRIST’S SAKE: FOR WHEN I AM WEAK, THEN AM I STRONG
(2 Corinthians 12:10).
May you become weak during hardships, so God may bring you to a new place in your life…a place where you have never been, before. Put an end to relying on your own wisdom, believing in your own self, and depending on your own understanding, for the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God’s sight. Rather, let the Wisdom that comes from Heaven fill you. Then, you will be strong, even though you are weak.
BUT THE WISDOM THAT COMES FROM HEAVEN IS FIRST OF ALL PURE; THEN PEACE-LOVING, CONSIDERATE, SUBMISSIVE, FULL OF MERCY AND GOOD FRUIT, IMPARTIAL AND SINCERE
What do you usually do during times of insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities? Do you depend on your own defense mechanisms…or do you become weak, so you may become strong?
What will it take for you to lay down your defense mechanism and become weak, so the Wisdom that comes from Heaven may fill you and the Power of Christ may be at work within you?
PRAYER: Most High, bring me to a new place in my life—a place where I am weak and You are strong.
Maintain an Awareness
The truth is if we do not follow God in our thoughts, we will not follow Him in our actions, either, and then we will end up with the wrong purpose.