THEME: BE STILL
2 Corinthians 12:9-10
“And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”
-The word to be still in Hebrew is also written as rapha which means to be weak, let go, release, or to surrender. When we are in a position of surrender, we are proclaiming that our strength, intelligence, power and wisdom is not sufficient. It is a place of weakness and need of intervention. Apostle Paul writes that when we are weak then we are strong, for Christ’ power rests upon us. It comes a time when we fight for our health; going to different hospitals until the doctors are unable to bring forth a cure then we notice that we are weak. We may be financially challenged and sometimes we lack the basic needs then we realize that only God is our Provider. It comes a time in our marriages when we have given our all and the marriage is at the verge of breaking then we realize that we are weak, and we need the grace of God. Sometimes we travail for long in our prayers and our responses take too long, then we realize that we are insufficient and we need to surrender our will to God’s will. Paul says that one should take pleasure during such times when infirmity, need, persecution, distress comes, so that the power of Christ may be made manifest in our situations. Sometimes we fight loosing battles until we realize that we have lost it all. We are called to be still and look to Christ alone, who is the Author and Finisher of our faith that we may remain triumphant in all things.
All I need is You Lord. All I need is to experience You Holy Spirit. All I need is Your intervention God our Father. We are nothing without You Jesus, we need You. We come to Your feet with humility dear Jesus, may You take over. Take over my personal needs and desires, I need You. Take over my hearts desires and plans. Take over my relationships and marriage dear Jesus. Take over my financial situation Abba Father. Take over our businesses and jobs Jehovah. Take over the lives of our children Holy Spirit. Take over our economy, the welfare of our societies, and our nation Jehovah Shalom. May You take over the situation in all the war torn countries. All we need is You Jesus. We surrender all to You. May You take pre-eminence in our lives. When we are weak, then we are strong, for You are in us and with us. We cast all our pains and burdens unto You dear Jesus, for You care for us. May You heal our wounds. May You restore all that is lost. The battle belongs to You dear Jesus may You fight for us. May You guide us in the way that we should go. May You protect us from all the snares and wicked plans of the enemy over our lives. May You cover us with Your precious blood dear Jesus. May You teach us Your ways and grant us, and all people the gift of salvation. May Your sufficient grace abound in our hearts and our lives. May the sufficient grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and abounding love of God, and the sweet fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us now, and forever more. Amen
Further reading: Psalms 121:1-8
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