#179 – God’s Strength

Good morning dependent people

It’s a good thing and necessary thing to be dependent on God. It is not a sign of weakness but a sign of strength. I know that in and of myself I can never be strong enough but that’s ok because Christ is strong enough for all of us. God also doesn’t want me to be able to do things on my own, that will only lead to pride. He wants dependence because He wants relationship. Have a look at what the great apostle Paul says about this.

2 Corinthians 12:7-10 (The Message) Because of the extravagance of those revelations, and so I wouldn’t get a big head, I was given the gift of a handicap to keep me in constant touch with my limitations. Satan’s angel did his best to get me down; what he in fact did was push me to my knees. No danger then of walking around high and mighty! At first I didn’t think of it as a gift, and begged God to remove it. Three times I did that, and then he told me, My grace is enough; it’s all you need. My strength comes into its own in your weakness. Once I heard that, I was glad to let it happen. I quit focusing on the handicap and began appreciating the gift. It was a case of Christ’s strength moving in on my weakness. Now I take limitations in stride, and with good cheer, these limitations that cut me down to size