I am Praying for Weakness.
But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Therefore, I will most gladly boast all the more about my weakness, so that Christ’s power may reside in me.
2 Corinthians 12:9 (HCSB)
When I am hurting I want Jesus to heal the pain, right the wrong, and relieve the need. In short – Take. It. Away!
I have often coupled this plea with, “Give me strength.” I look back on some of these prayers and I can see I have asked for strength that makes me more self-reliant. I have asked Him to make me more capable in my flesh.
I am not asking for more of Jesus, I am asking for more of me.
The world conditions me that weakness is failure. Praying for weakness in cancer, financial matters, the raising of children, the loving of a husband is viewed as foolish.
Instead, God has chosen what is foolish in the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen what is weak in the world to shame the strong.
1 Corinthians 1:27 (HCSB)
I’ve had it wrong. I should not ask for strength, I should ask for weakness. The thing that I am trying to avoid is the exact thing that ushers Jesus in.
As a Believer I want to live in the raw truth there is no power in my flesh. I am never capable in, and of, myself, and there is nothing I can take credit for.
When I release my flesh, I receive the power of the One who
Created the world and holds it in His hand,
Cares for me with perfect love,
Defeated the grave and writes my name in the Book of Life,
Why would I ever want more Bonnie, when I can have all Jesus?
I am praying, “Lord, please make me weak.”
God wants us to bring our cares to Him and ask Him for healing. He desires for us to have a believing faith that all things are possible with Him. He cares for those He loves and wants His children to cast their burdens on Him.
In the end, Jesus always heals the pain, rights the wrong and provides the need.
I pray that you will release your troubles and that your flesh will be weak so Jesus can take His rightful place as Lord. His grace is sufficient for all your needs, and His power perfected will accomplish more than you can ever imagine.
All honor and glory belong to Him.
I pray you Live Like You Know…where you are going.