Empowering

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”  2 Corinthians 12:9

If you watch much TV you discover there is a  vitamin,  a cream, a lotion, a diet,  a pill,  a vacation spot, or a breakfast cereal  that  will empower you and bring you happiness and good health and long life all for only $19.95.

Lately I’ve noticed that some of these products promise you they’ll empower you to face and conquer life’s challenges and become the successful person you’ve always wanted to be.

Bunk

How gullible some of us are to believe that there’s power in a pill or breakfast cereal. Or that we will be empowered  to leap tall buildings in a single bound if we brush with a certain brand of empowering toothpaste.

We are woefully misguided if any of us believes he or she has the ability to generate any power on our own.  Many of us rely on our own resources to generate self power, which  is not real power. If we rely on our flesh to produce power, we will surely fail and become frustrated.

 The only Power that is beneficial or  helpful to us is the power that comes from God. That power  resides in the life of Jesus Christ. If we believe in Jesus as our Savior we reside in him. To access his awesome power we must become weak and surrender our flesh to him. The weaker we become the more power becomes available to us through Christ..

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Emmanuel

Emmanuel. God with us.

God is always with us. No matter where we are, who we are or what we do.

If we stray from His presence, He is with us.

If we praise Him and worship Him, He is with us.

If we fail, He is with us.

When we reach the mountain top, when we succeed, He is with us.

When we disavow Him, He is with us.

When we’re glowing on the mountain top, He is with us.

When we’re groveling in the valley, He is with us.

When we don’t trust Him, He is with us.

When we struggle with temptation, He is with us.

When we live out of our flesh, when we choose our way over His way, He is with us.

When we are sick, He is with us.

When we give up, when we turn tail and run, when we show cowardess instead of courage, He is with us.

When our loved ones abandon us, He is with us.

When people cheat us and treat us unfairly, He is with us.

When death invades our world, He is with us.

When our world falls apart, He is with us.

No matter who we are or what we’ve done or who we’ve sinned against or how we feel or what we think, God is with us.

Emmanuel. “God with us” has taken on a whole new meaning for me this year. And as I face 2013 I am confident that the God who created me, the God who loves me, protects me, provides for my every need, He is with me.

Emmanuel.  Emmanuel.   Emmanuel.  Is that an awesome thought or what?