Why do we feel as if we have got it all under control sometime? If you really think about it we are so insufficient within ourselves. We need the power and strength of God to be operating in our lives daily. I thought about the scripture in 2 Corth. 12:9.  My grace is sufficient for you; for my strength is made perfect in your weakness.

 We all know the story about Paul. He had a thorn in his flesh that  he prayed and asked God to remove. But God would not remove it. The purpose for the  thorn  was so that he would not exalt himself  above measure. God told him that his grace was sufficient for him. It was more than enough to cover Paul in his infirmity. He would give him strength to bear it. God’s grace is available to us at all times. It is the very strength and power of God that fills every lack and provides every need for us. It’s the very grace of God that carries us through our trials, empowers us to do His work, and carry out His will.

This is really what stopped me in my tracks when I read the very next verse!!!! Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities so that THE POWER OF CHRIST may rest upon me. Now, who wants to rejoice in their problems, situations, infirmities and weaknesses? If anything we are praying and asking God to remove them. But like Paul, what will we do if He doesn't?  

We got to depend on His sufficient grace. His grace will cover it all!!!! It doesn't matter what it is. I am so grateful and thankful that it’s available to us!!!!!!  When we are weak He shows himself strong through us. Our fragility reveals the light and power within.The anointing and power of God will REST upon us. WOW!!!!!  Meditating on His power resting upon me  gets me  sooo excited!!!! I am like, Lord I don’t have to try to handle this thing myself, change it, fix it, or do whatever needs to be done? No, all I have to do is boast in my weakness and rest in knowing  that I will be able to handle it because of your power that  is resting upon me!!! Hallelujah!!!!!!!!!!!!  Thank you Jesus!!!!!

We are made to totally depend on the Lord!! When we boast and rejoice in our weakness we will actually be amazed at the power that will be unleashed in and through  us!!!!!  Owning up to our weaknesses actually makes us strong. We have no sufficiency within ourselves. God said His Grace, Power, Strength was sufficient (more than enough) to render to us to do all that we need to do.

It goes back to the truth of without Him we can do nothing and we can only do all things through Christ that strengthens us. Rely on His grace!!

Have a Flourishing Day

Felicia Baugh