Monday, October 27, 2008


My Grace is sufficient for you. My strength is made perfect in weakness (2 Cor 12ish?).

how would we love to have His strength made perfect in us! but I do not enjoy the weakness. i have been reminded again recently of my absolute inability to do ANYTHING good and my incredible efficiency in sin. i still marvel at the concept of "bearing in the body the dying of Jesus Christ" so that His Life may also live in me. i certainly feel as if i'm dying, but not because i lay down my life for his sake, but rather because i welcome Death into my body when i chase after the things of this world.

i have just enough of the Spirit to realize how sick and dead i have become, but not enough spirit to make it easy to choose Life instead. Jesus make my worthy of your Death. show me the sufficiency that i lack in myself and how to walk consistently in grace.

1 comment:

  1. the fact that you have 'just enough' of the Spirit means you still have the Spirit! God will not leave you, and he welcomes you back with open arms!
    And again, "I will put my trust in him."And again he says, "Here am I, and the children God has given me."

    Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might destroy him who holds the power of death-that is, the devil-
    and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death. Heb. 2:13-15