Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Living In Grace {Day 9}

Day 9

What a week so far, and it's only Wednesday.  Yesterday I wrote that grace doesn't radically change my life on a daily basis, well today God decided to shake that up for me.  Today I am clinging to his grace and to this verse...

"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."  2 Corinthians 12:9

Actually, the way The Message puts it probably fits me better...
"Because of the extravagance of those revelations, and so I wouldn’t get a big head, I was given the gift of a handicap to keep me in constant touch with my limitations. Satan’s angel did his best to get me down; what he in fact did was push me to my knees. No danger then of walking around high and mighty! At first I didn’t think of it as a gift, and begged God to remove it. Three times I did that, and then he told me, My grace is enough; it’s all you need. My strength comes into its own in your weakness. Once I heard that, I was glad to let it happen. I quit focusing on the handicap and began appreciating the gift. It was a case of Christ’s strength moving in on my weakness. Now I take limitations in stride, and with good cheer, these limitations that cut me down to size—abuse, accidents, opposition, bad breaks. I just let Christ take over! And so the weaker I get, the stronger I become."

I am in the getting weaker process.  Oh, that so lovely process.  Our current season of life and ministry is showing me how much I need God's grace, how much I need to beg for it on a daily, hourly, minute by minute basis.  I am leaning heavily on God's grace by praying for peace.  We need a lot of peace in some decisions we are making.  Living in grace today means I am being radically changed.    

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