...“My grace is enough for you. When you are weak, my power is made perfect in you.” So I am very happy to brag about my weaknesses. Then Christ’s power can live in me.
2 Corinthians 12:9
Wednesday, 27 February 2013
16:19-31. God promises that we will be blessed, but He never promises
that we will be rich. Sometimes the rich are cursed because of what they
have to become in order to be rich. Conversely, many are blessed with a
wealth the world cannot give because they have become who God made them
to be. God wants us to be successful, but that does not guarantee that
we will be rich...
we bring the old self to cross of Jesus, then the person God originally
made us to be is awakened and raised up through the resurrection of
Jesus. We become a "new creation" in Christ! This is a success that
cannot be found any other way.
is like a clay pot that has a crack in it before it is fired in the
kiln. You have to soak the clay with water, then bring it back down to a
lump of clay again. Then, it can be refashioned into something
beautiful. Likewise, we are sometimes a bit of a crackpot!!! We have to
allow our life to be soaked in the Spirit. Then God takes away our
cracked form. It seems like we are only a "lump" of clay, and it would
be easy to give up. But then God takes His gentle, but firm hands and
forms us into something beautiful for God.
Are we really
blessed today? Are we successful, or only rich? Do we let God reform us
into His image. Then He can make us rich or poor by the world's
standards, but we will be truly successful no matter what He does with