Jesus Working Through Me
Many Christians often fall into thinking that ministry is our work for the Lord and His people. We often call Christian work "our ministry." The truth of the matter lies in false thinking. We in every life's situation can not live this Christian life on our own-neither can we be impactful in the Kingdom's agenda or the lives of others. Even though you genuinely give Christian work all effort and strength – you continue to be on fire today and fall short on tomorrow. People around you tend to bestow on you applauses and a pat on the shoulder.
Audible speaking by divine revelation of the spirit of God (II Cor. 12:9a): "And He said to me." Apostle Paul has the assurance that the Lord's grace is sufficient for him despite His weaknesses. The meaning here clarifies that the Lord's grace is all you need. The power works best in weakness. So, Apostle Paul gladly boasts about his weaknesses- that the power of Christ can shine forth in him. Many continue to rely on human experience and natural strength – falling short of experiencing the Lord's perfect power. The Holy Spirit is at work guiding and teaching and cannot be overshadowed by any reasoning. Strength in weakness is the central message of II Corinthians. Apostle Paul addresses the natural way life works as contrary to our expectations of the way things happen for His purpose.
You are never meant to live the Christian life or do Christian ministry in your strength. The Christian life is Jesus living through you and always empowering you to do the work only He can do. The Lord has chosen you for a specific service, and His power shines through you – so that He gets the glory in every aspect. Don't worry or feel helpless about your inadequacies. Rejoice that His glory works mightily and shines through you, my beloved.
Prayer: My Heavenly Father, I so desire to be obedient to all that You say to me; yet, I so often run on ahead of you, relying on my strength. I am forever amazed at how You work through me to do amazing things. To You belong all the glory. For, You came that we might have life more abundantly. Hallelujah Lord! In His Name Amen.
(by Novella D. Carpenter)
Amen and Amen!
Amen! God is good!
Amen sister Novella! My aim this year is to be obedient!
AMEN! AMEN! Sis.! Powerfully true, every sentence. The enabling Power is ALL from our LORD! Excellent devotional!
Amen!!!!! Hus grace is sufficient!!