#1081 – Our Strength

Good morning people who are strong in Christ

(By Jim Shaw)

I was standing in the front of the church on a Sunday night enjoying the worship and feeling my soul fill with love and wonder. Suddenly it felt like God was saying “Fear not your weakness or your limitations or the places where you have the greatest need, for the place of your need is the point of My grace. The place of your weakness is the place of My strength. The place of your cross is the place of My power and the place in your life where you feel unvalued, inadequate, out of control and even desperate, can become the greatest place of strength and testimony in your life.”

God has said this before many times to many people. He said this to Moses, Jeremiah and Gideon; My power and ability only begins to manifest at the extremity of your ability. When you are weak, then I am strong. This is the theology of weakness. Paul believed that God’s power was released through human weakness.

2 Corinthians 4:7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels that the excellency of the power may be of God and not of us.

So we’re not trying to be free of all weakness, or improve our humanity. (It’s mortify not modify our flesh.) We are not trying to get to a place where we have no need for His grace. We are never to get to the point where we are strong in ourselves and don’t need Gods help or His power. We can only come boldly to the throne of grace if we are in need. We are to be strong, but strong in the Lord.

Friend I have found that it is not in God’s plan to deliver us from need or weakness, but to fill us with His incredible and powerful Grace, who is Jesus our King.

(Today’s BIY written by Jim Shaw)