Not My Power: Same God

“It is written: ‘I believed; therefore I have spoken.’ ” (2 Corinthians 4:13)

Is your God the same one that Paul served and worshipped? Most Christians will immediately say, “yes, of course.” But somehow, we don’t expect God to do in our lives what he did in Paul’s life. We’re not convinced Paul’s words about God will fit in our mouths.

jars_313Paul believed he worshipped the same promise-keeping God that Psalm 116 talks about. He took those words for his own life. It describes facing death and choosing to trust the God who gives life, who delivers, who raises the dead.

Paul believed in that God, so he talked openly about his own suffering and God’s power to do incredible things through him in spite of his own weakness.

You and I are weak. We suffer and struggle. Is the God of Psalms 116 and of Paul your God, too? Is he powerful enough to do amazing work through your clay pot of a life?

Think: Why do you think we don’t always give our God the credit for being the same God described in the Bible? If you are convinced he is that God, will you speak of your weakness and his strength in you?

Pray: Ask God to give you the faith and courage to trust him as God and to trust him to be strong in your weakness?

Do: Read Psalm 116.