“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.
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:
“ And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers,  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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In my previous post I shared with you how this last fall we ended our church planting journey and what I learned from it. If you didn’t you can read that story here. Today though I’d like to share with you some other insights I learned as I was laboring in my city.
Continue reading Dear Church Planter
In many respects I feel like 2016 kicked my butt, I’m sure from a spiritual standpoint I’m suppose to say it humbled me, but if we want to be honest I think the former is a more honest description. Continue reading What I Learned in 2016: Keep Moving
I was scrolling through my Facebook this week and have seen several posts and news articles talking about whether churches were having services or not this coming Sunday. I know that Christmas lands on Sunday every couple of years, but I’ve never heard so much concern about it before, maybe I’m just noticing it.
Continue reading Christmas Morning 2016: Gather or Scatter?
This last Sunday I listened to the preacher talk about Jesus being the Prince of Peace. Growing up and even until recently when I heard about Christ being the Prince of Peace I always attributed that to mean that he was going to cure the worry in our life. While this is partially true, Jesus being the Prince of Peace is actually pointing to a much bigger truth.
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It’s here again, Christmas is now upon us. It’s the time of year when every commercial tries to convince us how our life is not complete without their product or service. It really is a season that preys on our discontentment.
Continue reading Contentment and Godliness
I recently got up early and drove to the airport to fly out and spend time with family in New York. Even though I love to travel, I understand there are risks that are taken when you travel. You can’t help but think about what could happen.
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