A few years back I was invited to go to Kenya. Initially, there was nothing about going to Africa that appealed to me. I asked the pastor that invited me why he was going and his answer stirred my heart. So, I started praying about it. God revealed to me that I could trust Him with all of my concerns. I now look back on that trip with great fondness and awe.
Over the last couple of weeks I feel like I’ve been in a dry and barren place spiritually. I can dream up a few reasons why this is so but, ultimately it had to do with neglect. I chose worry over praise, slothfulness over activity, food over prayer.
So, today I humbly confess that I’m not as strong as I’d like to have you believe. This is why I write so often about the greatness of my God. He has taken me just as I am and loved me through the good and the bad times.
God is well aware of your limitations. He wants His joy to be your strength. His offer of abundant life is freely given. Choose life.
2 Corinthians 12:8-10 Three different times I begged the Lord to take it away. Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong.