2 Corinthians 12:10 (NASB) Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ’s sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.
Sometimes you have to work through the muck. We probably should have picked a different day; however, the schedule had been set, and we needed to get the job done. It rained for days before. As we began to dig, we became covered in muck – mud and stone. It was everywhere, but we kept moving forward. Today's verse speaks of being content with weaknesses, insults, distresses, and persecutions for Christ's sake. We need to learn that when we are weak, we are strong in Him. With each shovel we moved, more mud was flung. By the end of the day, we were covered from head to toe in muck... slimy filthy muck. However, as we walked away, there stood the driveway, laid out, forms in place and ready for stone, wire and concrete. In life, we will have those days of muck. Those days when it will be hard to move because of the weight of the muck on our boots. If we keep moving forward in Christ, keep praying, keep reading His Word, and walking by the Spirit, we will accomplish the goal set before us. Finding our strength in Christ when we are weak can bring a sense of accomplishment that we never knew possible. So, rise above the muck in the power of the Holy Spirit and finish the job.
Personal Application: Continue spending time with the Lord daily. Sow righteousness and reap the fruit of God's unfailing love.
Family Devotion: Read this chapter with your family. Ask them if anything spoke to them and discuss. Pray with them.
TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
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