POWER PERFECTED IN WEAKNESS!
My experience. . .
Started New Years weekend in The CRITICAL CARE UNIT. Long story! Then I had three more hospitalizations. Long story! The main goal was getting the retuxin infusions every week in January. You wouldn’t believe the spiritual opposition every week. Long story! GOD still knows what He’s doing. As we shared all the “Long Stories” with our prayer warriors, friends and family, they were amazed, encouraged, and strengthened.
I went to Sunday School in December. The day I got sick. Well, there might be a connection. I don’t know I do know the class was extremely stimulating and I can’t wait to go again. But, we have to have a plan. My husband has already explained to them that I cannot be touched nor can I touch people. I will wear a mask and gloves. That’s how much I want to be there to hear the teaching. Not only that, I want to get to know these women. There’s a lot of energy in that room.
It is Sooo important to have something in your life that you just can’t wait to do and almost at all costs. Getting ready for Christmas is the other thing that gets me going this time of year. I still put out the original manger scene that we got our first Christmas.
But back to the rather extreme measures just to go to Sunday School. Is it worth it
2 Corinthians 12 (HCSB)
The Apostle Paul tells his experience. . .
12 Boasting is necessary. It is not profitable, but I will move on to visions and revelations of the Lord. 2 I know a man in Christ who was caught up into the third heaven 14 years ago. Whether he was in the body or out of the body, I don’t know, God knows. 3 I know that this man—whether in the body or out of the body I don’t know, God knows— 4 was caught up into paradise. He heard inexpressible words, which a man is not allowed to speak. 5 I will boast about this person, but not about myself, except of my weaknesses. 6 For if I want to boast, I will not be a fool, because I will be telling the truth. But I will spare you, so that no one can credit me with something beyond what he sees in me or hears from me, 7 especially because of the extraordinary revelations. Therefore, so that I would not exalt myself, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger[a] of Satan to torment me so I would not exalt myself. 8 Concerning this, I pleaded with the Lord three times to take it away from me. 9 But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power[b] is perfected in weakness.” Therefore, I will most gladly boast all the more about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may reside in me. 10 So I take pleasure in weaknesses, insults, catastrophes, persecutions, and in pressures, because of Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong
My husband can be most profound on occasion. I asked him a simple question, I thought. Why did God give Paul the “Thorn in the Flesh” And not The Apostle John? John. After all John wrote the Book of Revelation. Chris looked at me and said, “John didn’t need it.”