Our call is grand, yet we are very weak to meet the call. The good news is that we are not meant to make it on our own. Actually, our weakness is a blessing, for it is the ground from which God’s grace flow and His glory remains in display.
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 2 Corinthian 12:9 ESV
Living God’s love is a lifestyle of rest and dependence on the Almighty. Going deeper into the matter of God reveals the truth: it is only in His grace that such a divine life can be lived out more into the open for us. When the devil tries to shift our focus on ourselves by pointing out our weaknesses to discourage us, we turn our attention to the complete picture and see that we are in Christ. In Him, we are complete and victorious, more than conquerors. No wonder we boast more gladly about our weaknesses, for they made possible for His power to be revealed in and through us. God’s inexhaustible grace is available for us to know and live Christ, which by itself is beyond comprehension.
Now that we have tasted that the Lord is good, we may want to glorify Him in everything we are or do. His goodness comes with no strings attached – motivated by unconditional agape love. We are yielding more and more to Him, not as a means of payment, but gratitude of a heart that testifies that He is worthy. Are you praying for something only to find out that the answer to your prayer is a NO from the Lord? If the NO is coming from the Lord, it is a blessing in disguise. Instead of being discouraged, see it from His vantage point. Love is the motivation for His response to our prayer. Whatever His response is, it is for our own good. It is true, YES to our prayer is a song to our ears. It is time to grow up in His love to embrace NO with equal delight, knowing that we are dearly loved.