Power in Weakness – Part 2
“Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” (2 Corinthians 12:9b NIV)
When others, and we ourselves, realize how weak we really are, it is God who gets the glory! It’s actually how the early Church prospered. They didn’t have PowerPoint or microphones or Grammy Award-winning choirs, but, my goodness, did they pray and depend on God!
We have a modern-day example of this truth, for the country that now has the fastest-growing Christian church is mainland China, despite the persecution they are forced to endure. Their leaders don’t go by any of the formulas that we use in America for how to “do church.” They just have the gospel, they depend on the Holy Spirit, and oh, do they pray! I had the privilege of leading about seven hundred of them out into a soccer field where I was speaking in Hong Kong some time ago, because the building in which we were meeting was too congested and we couldn’t pray as I felt we should. I believe you could hear the cry of those precious saints a mile away. It broke me. It overwhelmed me to hear them pray, “God, we have no one else! The government is against us. We have no money. Come, come and help us!” And he does!
Do you feel burdened at times by your frailties and failures? You’re in good company. Today, Jesus is saying to you, to me, and to every other believer, “My grace is sufficient for you; for my power is made perfect in weakness.”
Read 2 Corinthians 12:9-10.