Weakness and power

Re:Verse reading–2 Corinthians 12:1-10 (day one)  “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness”.  (vs 8)  It is a rare story.  Judging from the encounter 14 years ago, visible/audible post-resurrection encounters with Christ weren’t everyday experiences, even for the Apostle Paul.  We must pay attention when the Lord does speak.  His power is made perfect (grows to full size, accomplishes its intended purpose) in a time of weakness!  We expect the opposite.  Progress for me looks like competence and strength and health and command of the situation.  Not for the Lord.  His purpose is deeper than my success and his power is never more effective than when I am weak, when I have no other choice than to surrender all expectations and demands, TO TRUST!  There is much to learn here for all of us.  This week as I am away, I will be praying for you (and for the guest bloggers).  Read deeply, dear friends.  This is powerful truth.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

One thought on “Weakness and power”

  1. Even though I really wanted to be somewhere else yesterday, I ended up being really glad I was where I was and was able to be instructed through the Word in such a powerful way. We talked about Jeremiah 2:13 which says “For My people have committed two evils: They have forsaken Me, The fountain of living waters, To hew for themselves cisterns, Broken cisterns That can hold no water.”

    Trusting in/walking with the Lord is my daily goal, partly because I still have so far to go. It was so helpful for me to see God’s perspective on our attempts at self-reliance. That is quite a motivator for me.


    Please help us to trust You… the eternally trustworthy One… in everything. You are our Source and we are thankful.

    Please forgive me if I have offended my brother.

    Please Bless Pastor Guthrie this and every week.


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