Monday Manna – In Your Weakness

monday-manna3Lord, turn my eyes back on You.  This week has exposed so many of my weaknesses along with my strengths.  Help me to fall upon Your grace and not try to fix anything by my own efforts…Lead me back to the secret place with You. ( Journal note from 2006)

His response was so full of grace.

My grace IS sufficient for you.  There is no shame in weakness.  Turn to Me and live.  My grace IS sufficient to deliver you, but you will always be aware of weakness.  Apart from Me and My grace, you can do nothing of value.  It is in weakness that you more fully recognize that anything you’ve done in strength has its source in Me.

Rest in Me.  Quit beating yourself up and rejoice in My grace to deliver you.  Rejoice in My love that is not fickle nor leaves you in times of weakness.  My heart is forever toward you.  Your strength from Me is made perfect in Your recognition of weakness, but dwell on Me and not on your weakness.

Rejoice in Me with childlike abandon— “Ooops!  I slipped Abba.  Thanks for catching me and teaching me.  Thanks for opening my eyes to the stumbling blocks of my soul.”  

Make this your confession.  “In You I am strong.  I glory in my weakness. Let Your power be displayed in me.”

2 Corinthians 12:8-9 CJB.    Three times I begged the Lord to take this thing away from me; but he told me, “My grace is enough for you, for my power is brought to perfection in weakness.” Therefore, I am very happy to boast about my weaknesses, in order that the Messiah’s power will rest upon me.

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