But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
2 Cor 12:9-10
Most of us spend our lives scurrying around busily, trying to accomplish things through our own strength. Some succeed, some struggle, both miss what life is meant to be – living and working in collaboration with Jesus.
As we increasingly depend on Jesus our life changes. While others see coincidences we see miracles happening all around. When we start our day with joyful thanks and accept our weaknesses, when we keep our plans tentative knowing Jesus’ are far superior then we can consciously live more and more ‘in Christ’ and depend on him. This is the intimate adventure Jesus offers.
Are you looking forward to the adventure ahead? A new season is upon us – perhaps it’s time to change? Lets seek to depend on Jesus more and more.
Prayer (as a couple)
Dear Lord, Give …. (partner) and me the ability to depend on you more. Help us to be thankful and trustworthy as we step forward into a new season with you. Help us to accept our weaknesses and KNOW that you are with us. Amen.
Prayer (for others)
Dear Lord, We lift up …. and …. to you. Help them to know, trust and depend on you more and more. Help them to accept one another’s weaknesses in the knowledge that they can depend on you. Amen.
On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you. John 14:10