2 Corinthians 12:9 - Power in Weakness.

2 Corinthians 12:9 - Power in Weakness.

2 Corinthians 12:9 (NIV) My grace is sufficient for you, for my 
power is made perfect in weakness.  

   Self-sufficiency is the enemy of grace. If we believe we are 
able to do everything on our own, why do we need God? Our 
inadequacies are an opportunity for Him to show Himself sufficient. In this 
there is grace, a gift we could never receive if we could solve our 
own problems. God's grace, and therefore His power, aren't made 
manifest in those who believe they have no need for help. It doesn't 
shine most brightly in the "I-can-do-it-myself" types. It shines in 
the inadequate, in those who know they need God's power to succeed 
and endure. It shines when we are unable to pull ourselves up by our 
bootstraps. This is when He can show up to do great things in our impossible 
situation. This is when He is glorified and we are strengthened in our 
faith and hope by watching Him work. He moves in - and through - 
ordinary people. He always has and always will.  
   But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the 
wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. God 
chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things - and the 
things that are not - to nullify the things that are, so that no one 
may boast before him (1 Corinthians 1:27-29).  
   Since these things are true, one of the most powerful acts we 
can do is thank God for what we cannot do on our own, and then 
invite Him into our inadequacies. When we do, we'll be surprised how He 
provides grace to sustain, equip, and guide us for the road ahead. God's 
grace is sufficient, because when you are weak then you are strong (2 
Corinthians 12:10).  
   To receive the gift of grace that brings with it God's 
enabling power to accomplish His plans and purposes for our lives, we 
must humble ourselves and admit that we are unable, dependent, and 
that without Him we can "do nothing" (John 15:5).  
   Will you join me today by inviting Christ into your 
inadequacies and thank Him that you are able to do all things through His 
grace and power?  
   I can do all this through him who gives me strength 
(Philippians 4:13).  
   Lord, thank you so much that you will enable me to do that 
which you have called me to. I don't have to try to work in my own 
strength. Amen. by Shana Schutte [http://shanaschutte.com/about/] 

   Living in dependence on Me is a glorious adventure. Most 
people scurry around busily, trying to accomplish things through their 
own strength and ability. Some succeed enormously; others fail 
miserably. But both groups miss what life is meant to be: living and 
working in collaboration with Me.  
   When you depend on Me continually, your whole perspective 
changes. You see miracles happening all around, while others see only 
natural occurrences and "coincidences." You begin each day with joyful 
expectation, watching to see what I will do. You accept weakness as a gift 
from Me, knowing that My Power plugs in most readily to consecrated 
weakness. You keep your plans tentative, knowing that My plans are far 
superior. You consciously live, move, and have your being in Me, desiring 
that I live in you. I in you and you in Me. This is the intimate 
adventure I offer you. (2 Corinthians 12:9-10; Acts 17:28; Colossians 
2:6-7; John 14:20 [Jesus Calling by Sarah Young] 

   My grace is sufficient for you. This grace is enough to get 
you through your toughest times. Do you believe this? It's one thing 
to believe it when circumstances are going your way. It's another 
thing altogether when you're struggling just to take the next step. 
Yet this is when My grace is the most precious and glorious - when 
you know you cannot go another step without it. Then it becomes the 
shining focus of your life.  
   I invite you to drink deeply from the exceeding riches of My 
grace - My favor, mercy, and lovingkindness. It is a free gift that 
opens the way for you into eternity. It also provides what you need to 
live now, in this fractured world. So come freely into My Presence 
and pour out your heart to Me. I do not always say yes to your 
petitions, but I do give you what you need. And I always give you Myself - 
My compassionate understanding, My unfailing Love.  
   Do not be ashamed of your weaknesses; boast about them! 
Through them you are learning to depend more on Me, so that My Power may 
dwell in you. (2Co. 12:9; Eph. 2:6, 7; Isa. 54:10) [Jesus Today by 
Sarah Young] 

   I am in your midst, and I am mighty! Just as the sun is at 
the center of the solar system, so I am at the center of your entire 
being - physical, emotional, and spiritual. I, the Mighty One who 
created the universe, live inside you! Let this amazing truth 
reverberate in your mind and soak into your innermost being.  
   Ponder what it means to have so much Power dwelling inside 
you. One implication is that you don't need to worry about your lack 
of strength. In fact, my Power shows itself most effective in your 
   Remind yourself frequently that I live inside you and I am 
mighty! Let your awareness of My indwelling Presence drive out 
discouragement and fill you with great Joy. As My Life flows into yours, you 
are strengthened with divine might. (Zep. 3:17; 2Co. 12:9; Jude 24) 
[Jesus Today by Sarah Young] 




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