You know, sometimes it is the artist’s task to find out how much music you can still make with what you have left. ~Itzhak Perlman~
Oftentimes, we will feel completely unequipped and unable to handle a task that has been set before us. It is precisely at this time, if we stretch our faith, that we must rely on the power and provision which comes from on high. Through weakness can come a strength that was never before realized, but we have to be willing to see our limitations and be ready to accept His unlimited power. That is what grace is about! We can’t see it, feel it, sense it but it is important to be faithful and ready to receive it anytime we are overwhelmed or overmatched.
Thought for the day
Let’s practice Steps 1, 2, and 3 on all our affairs – I can’t, maybe He can and I think I’ll let Him!
Then he answered and spoke unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts. ~Zechariah 4:6~
In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. ~Romans 8:26 (NIV)~
For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. I came to you in weakness and fear, and with much trembling. My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, so that your faith might not rest on men’s wisdom, but on God’s power. ~1 Corinthians 2:2-5 (NIV)~
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 about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. ~2 Corinthians 12:9-10 (NIV)~