January 7-9

Written by Bill Grandi on January 7th, 2022

I am not normally going to post on the weekends, but this devotion came to me so I thought I would share it.

I wonder what it was like to be in Paul’s shoes. In 2 Corinthians 12 he speaks about being taken up into the third heaven. But he quickly changes his focus to his humility. Not bagging about it (because if he did he would no longer be humble!). Instead, he talks about how God keeps him from getting proud. His words: “to keep me from exalting myself.”  {Hmmm: does that speak to those who like to tell their stories for their few minutes of fame?}

But even more importantly is the lesson he is taught:  God’s grace is sufficient for any weakness. What an important truth to remember!

There is a saying, a thought, I often hear expressed which I think is very appropriate here: when you come to the end of yourself that is the best place to be. It is when you have nothing left, that you realize Christ is all you need.

Paul learned that.  He goes on to say, “Most gladly, therefore, i will rather boast about my weakness, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.” (v.9b)

That’s a good lesson for today and for the weekend. Well…for the future.

“Father, may I realize I am incapable on my own to counter all that comes. May I seek Your strength and grace to live a life which glorifies You.”

LOVE GOD DEEPER…WORSHIP HIM MORE

 

6 Comments so far ↓

  1. Ryan S says:

    A good lesson to learn indeed!

  2. Ed says:

    I couldn’t agree more!

  3. Linda Stoll says:

    ‘When you come to the end of yourself that is the best place to be. It is when you have nothing left, that you realize Christ is all you need.’

    Amen, Bill. If we hadn’t learned this truth by now, we are certain to learn it in this season.

    • Bill Grandi says:

      Thanks Linda. I firmly believe that statement. Tragically, it often takes what we are going through to show us either that truth or how derelict we are in it.

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