Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Are you strong enough?

Source: None via Vicki on Pinterest

So many times I feel like this simple pot of clay.

Hard pressed on every side, but not crushed.
Perplexed, but not in despair.
Persecuted, but not abandoned.
Struck down, but not destroyed.
{2 Corinthians 4:8-9}

Hanging. By. A. Thread.


Have you ever felt this way?

And yet God in his infinite wisdom chose to house his greatest treasure, the gift of his son Jesus, inside of me. An ordinary, highly breakable clay pot. What was he thinking?

I'm definitely not strong enough for the task. Are you?

But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. {2 Corinthians 4:7}

God wants people to draw their attention, not to us, but to the treasure inside of us. It is God in us that makes us beautiful. And it is God in us that makes us strong enough to house his glory.

Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. {2 Corinthians 4:16-18}

Matthew West says it perfectly in his new song Strong Enough. I absolutely love it. And him. It is one of my favorites right now. Listen to it and let me know what you think.

{be sure to scroll down to the bottom of the page and pause the music player before listening to the song}

I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength. {Philippians 4:13}

I don't have to be strong enough.

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