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In Our Weakness- Remembering to Trust The Power Of Christ

By Janis Cox

What do you do when you are feeling weak? Janis tells us to trust the power of Christ, because through Him we are made strong!

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The Power Of Christ Can Keep Us Going

power of ChristMy night’s sleep was terrible. I awoke feeling restless and sore. I tried to fall back to sleep but couldn’t. So I prayed. I prayed and prayed the rest of the night through. I knew the next day I was responsible for ten children and a vacation Bible camp.

As I got up I knew I felt different. I still had a bad cold but I felt His Power in me.

The power of Christ can keep us going.

Listen to Philippians 3:10

“I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death,”

Power – Yes we can have that power when we pray; when we rely fully on Christ to keep us going.

 

He Makes Us Strong When We Are Weak

Listen to 2 Corinthians 4:7

“But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.”

Even though we have these weak bodies and minds we have a power that can surpass our weaknesses and make us strong. Our being is called a treasure to God, but it is held in a jar of clay.

I love knowing that I am treasured by God and He is able to make me strong when I am weak.

2 Corinthians 12:10 says:

“When I am weak, then I am strong.”

We Have The Life Of Jesus

Listen to 2 Corinthians 4:10

“We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body.”

power of ChristIn my body is the death of Jesus – that suffering, that emptiness but we also have the LIFE that Jesus gave us to fill us up – give us His Power, Strength, and Joy.

In order to see and have the Life of Jesus, we have to acknowledge the weakness. That isn’t easy when the world tells us to be strong by ourselves – to build self-esteem, to be competitive, to be proud, to be better and to be stronger.

Focus On God

Are you willing, with me, to say to Jesus – I need You all the time. For when I am weak I am strong through You.

Until next time, check your motives. Are you developing yourself or are you looking to Christ to develop you? Let’s keep our focus on our Saviour and stay in the Word.

Janis Cox

In 2001, Janis gave her life to Christ. She started journalling as a way to organize her thoughts, feelings, and prayers. She is a member of two cross-Canada Christian writers’ groups, The Word Guild and Inscribe Christian Writers Fellowship. She has had several articles and devotionals published. Janis has been a regular contributor to HopeStreamRadio since its inception in 2015. Contact us if you have any questions about the Bible or Christianity.

Janis has been blogging since 2008. In 2012 she published an award-winning children’s book Tadeo Turtle. She ran a group blog called Under the Cover of Prayer for four years. Hope Stream Radio will be her first foray into broadcasting on a regular basis.

In addition to a career as a home-maker and teacher, Janis was a partner in a Canadian small business with her husband, Wayne. They currently reside in Ontario and winter in Mesa, Arizona. Janis and Wayne have three children with spouses and many grandchildren.

One of her favourite things is to tell others about what God has done and is doing in her life. Janis can be reached on her website, Growing Through God’s Word, on Facebook and Twitter.

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