“WHEN SOME BASIC NEED IS LACKING – time, energy, money – consider yourself blessed. You very lack is an opportunity to latch onto Me in unashamed dependence. When you begin a day with inadequate resources, you must concentrate your efforts on the present moment. This is where you were meant to live-in the present; it is the place where I always await you. Awareness of your inadequacy is a rich blessing, training you to rely wholeheartedly on Me.
The truth is that self-sufficiency is a myth perpetuated by pride and temporary success. Health and wealth disappear instantly, as can life itself. Rejoice in your insufficiency knowing that My Power is made perfect in weakness.”
James 1:2, “My brothers and sisters, you will face all kinds of trouble. When you do, think of it as pure joy.”
2 Corinthians 12:9 (NASB), “And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.”
I think that most of us are in some sort of state of lack the majority of the time. Whether we are lacking material resources, physical resources or the resource of time…I know that I am a person in need the majority of my day. Tonight I was in need of some patience…I was sorely lacking in that area and truthfully, I allowed some frustration into my dealing with some people in my life. But, then God nudged me and reminded me about the grace account Jesus opened for me and urged me to go make a withdrawal.
I did make that withdrawal. I did receive the grace that I needed for my time of weakness. Not only did God give me some grace for my day…I was able to pass some grace on to others. I even admitted that I was weak and could not do it on my own. God’s power is perfected in all of our weaknesses and His grace is sufficient to help us through all of our troubles. I need to write on my heart that when I am faced with trouble I am giving God a moment to shine; not just for me, but for those I love too. It IS pure joy when I allow His power overcome my weaknesses!!! It is RIGHT and good to thank Him for everything…no matter what!