by: Dana Huffman
Are Christians weak? Yes, in themselves Christians are weak. They realize they have fallen short of shining for God like they were created to. They know that their own efforts are powerless to achieve forgiveness or eternal life. Only those who willingly admit weakness receive what Christ offers and are called by his name. Christians should be first to confess their weaknesses, because the weakness of a Christian is the key to kingdom power.
In 2 Corinthians 12:9 God says, "My power is made perfect in weakness." That means God's power will rest on, dwell in, and move through weak people who are committed to Him. It is by this unique "power in weakness" formula that Christians become what they were created to be-- channels of divine strength. It is these channels that God calls: "overcomers," "more than conquerors, "soldiers" and "runners." What great feats are done by such channels of divine strength? They overcome urges to gossip or spout off, they conquer fears of the past by stepping into God's plan for the future, they fight age old grudges with forgiveness and go the distance in their relationships, they sow seeds of kindness in the face of hurt or pain, and hold on to hope when others are letting go. By faith they wait, and love, and pray, and give so that others may marvel at God's muscle. If we in weakness invite God in, He enables us to live this strong.
"His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness..." 2 Peter 1:3 NIV
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