prayer thursday: God’s strength, our weakness

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Category : God, faith, prayer thursday, trust

  

Have you ever stopped to think about the amazing things people have created?  Just look at the skyscrapers we build, the planes we fly, and even the computers we use.  It’s simply amazing.  We can easily draw the conclusion that what God needs is more of our success.  More of our brilliance.  And more of our strengths.  (e.g., Deuteronomy 9)

Yet that’s not really what God uses to change the world.  Instead, he uses our weaknesses to show the world his strengths.

weakness is our strength

God – it’s easy for me to get wrapped up in my own ideas of brilliance, of what I think I need to do, and what I need to provide.  But you don’t need any of that, because you specialize in taking the weak to humble the strong.  Help me to see that it’s in my weakness and humility that you do the most radical things.  Help me to never lose sight of this, so that I am never afraid to take a risk for you. 

I don’t need to be perfect, because that’s not what you ask me to be.  You simply ask me to be faithful, and trusting.

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E.B. thanks for today’s post,along with your perspective and what I read of Deuteronomy 9, I see where I missed a few points in my reading. That or memory just failing me again.

Anywho… you’ve bought up some fine things to ponder.

Grace and peace be with you.

I think a definite underlying assumption of Deuteronomy 9 is that God can use Israel despite all of its imperfections and mistakes. While Israel may be small and weak compared to some of the surrounding peoples, God will use his strength to overcome any obstacles.

I think the same thing applies to our own lives.

Thanks for stopping by Chris!

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