Hope all is well. I had something planned for us to discuss today, but the Lord is leading me a in a different direction. Sometimes one of the hardest lessons in life is not to repeat cycles of insanity. If we’re caught off guard its then and only then that we fall prey to the devil’s same old tricks. Let that marinate for a few seconds and I bet you can think of a few scenarios even in your own life. Have you thought of any thorn (s) that you wish would just go away? Bishop T.D. Jakes, said this recently: “God is not going to remove the thorn, He’s going to show you that it will not stop you, it’s going to make you stronger (2016).”
The uncompromising Apostle Paul wrote this: And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure. For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me. And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me (2 Corinthians 12:7-9, KJV).
Beloved, the question for the day is: What are your thorn (s)? Could it be physical, emotional, or spiritual? God loves us all unconditionally, and because of that He will allow unforeseen events to occur in order to keep us basking in a state of humility. Check out verse 9 (a), And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. What I love about God is that He’s literal. He’s not fake, fickle, phony, or one to try and figure out. The good news is this: No matter what your thorn (s)/weaknesses may be, humility will drive us to our knees to pray and cause us to remember that we need God to accomplish His purpose and plan for our life. Allow His grace and His perfect strength to stretch and rest in your weaknesses, now and forevermore. Until we meet again, I love you to life!
Mrs. Candace A. Stevens, The Risen Warrior
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