Charles Spurgeon wrote, “Prayer does not fit us for the greater works; prayer is the greater work.”
I often times want to get to a place in my life where I am confident with every decision that I make and every action that I take. When I was younger I thought confidence would simply come to me once I became an adult. But upon reaching adulthood the amount of responsibilities and the number of choices I had to make increased dramatically. That didn’t make me more confident in my decision making but less.
I think that’s a good place to be too.
You see, oftentimes what I want is to be confident in me. I want to be smart. I want to be wise. I want to be strong. I want to be at the center of having all the answers. But God in His grace forces me to take my eyes off from myself and fix them on Him. That’s also what God did for the Apostle Paul by giving him “a thorn in the flesh.” Paul had the amazing experience of being caught up in heaven which could have led to him boasting himself.
That would have been to Paul’s detriment. He didn’t need to go from trusting in the Lord to then trusting in himself. I know that the world is continually selling us the idea that we should trust ourselves. But God doesn’t want us to be self-actualized where we’re rejoicing in all our talents, abilities, and at the same time forgetting who He is. For that reason we can we can delight in weakness. It is in weakness that we continually are compelled to look in prayer to the only one who is strong.
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Corinthians 12:9-10
Please pray for me
- You can pray for pastor that I would rejoice in my weakness “so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” I don’t want to build my life on the shaking foundation of my abilities and physical strenght, but upon the everlasting God (Matthew 7:24).
- You can also pray for me as we venture into uncharted territory as a church during this time of not being able to gather together. It is creating new obstacles, but I also believe it is creating new ways for us to minister to each other and to reach the lost in our community.
- You can also pray for my family. We now have 5 homeschooling girls 🙂
How can we pray for you?
We desire to be a praying church. We want to be people who are individually going to the Lord in our own life but also bringing others before the throne of grace in prayer. So please allow us to do that by writing some of your own prayer requests in the comment section below.