Journal Entry by Tony Gebran
S – Scripture 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 (NLT)
Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
O – Observation
Jesus speaks here to Paul telling him that his Grace is sufficient to overcome things that he is facing on a daily basis. That Gods power can work through his life when he is faced with life’s challenges. Paul draws courage and strength out of a relationship that doesn’t boast about how to do it your own way, but allowing the Holy Spirit to work in and through the situations we face.
A – Application
This challenges me and my natural way of thinking, when faced with daily challenges I would rather reason, asses, diagnose and then want to resolve the problem. I think I need to pause a bit (selah) allow God to speak into each and every situation I face, drop my way of reasoning and thinking and as Paul puts it - take pleasure in my weaknesses, “for when I am weak then I am strong” I am then assured that His power works best in my weakness.
P – Prayer
Lord may I be challenged in the way I think about things and how I react to certain situations. I pray that you give me the “Mind of Christ”. I pray that I allow the Holy Spirit to speak into the decisions I face each and every day, your Grace is truly all I need, Grace in my marriage, my family, my home and my business. I ask this in Jesus name Amen.