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Weakness

“But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 ESV

We often count on our strengths to accomplish the work God has called us to, but the bible makes it clear that God’s power is displayed in our weakness.

The temptation is to trust in our own strengths but the best work happens when we are weak and vulnerable. This is why the bible puts value on meekness, humility and lowliness.

When we trust in what we can accomplish we are making a platform for ourselves, but when we seek to work from a place of weakness you are making a platform for the Holy Spirit to move.

Now when I say weakness, I’m not saying from a place of sin or ignorance but rather a place of being full aware of your inability.

If you are desiring to see more of the Spirit at work around you, seek to be meek, humble and lowly.

 

Pastors, Prophets and Teachers

The other night we were sitting at a dinner table with a couple and we were talking about previous preachers and teachers we had the chance to be ministered to by and how different they were from each other. We did so in light of the following passage:

“[11] And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, [12] to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ,” Eph 4:11-12 (ESV)

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Praying To Stay In The Gospel

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For the past several weeks I’ve had the chance to attend a local church here in Macon and hear the Gospel preached through the book of Colossians. It has been very refreshing as well as good for my soul. Colossians is beautiful as it points to the work of Christ and reminds us how the gospel is sufficient to save us.

As the church wrapped up its time in Colossians this weekend I couldn’t help but meditate on Paul’s last piece of instruction to the church in chapter 4:2-4.