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Permalink 02:30:24 am, Categories: GraceHead teaching, By Trent, 238 words   English (US)

Only as weak as your strongest link

by Trent - from October 2005

Did you know that the good of your flesh is the worst of your flesh?!? Whatever it is at which you excel is the last thing you will entrust to God. Compare the frequency of your prayers for help in the company of your enemies or harsh family members to how confident you are amongst people that don't give you problems ... yet where do you fall, and in whose company? The good of your flesh is the enemy of God's best.

Should a Christian avoid evil work?

Should a Christian avoid good work?
I won't be boasting about it.

If the law of the Spirit of life is operating in me in this moment, then it is setting me free from the law of sin and death. The written law is very useful, but in the moments that the Lord Jesus is living through me there is nothing (not even obedience to the simple moral law) that can compare. At those times, it is not me, but Christ living in me, and His strength will be manifest in my weakness to fulfill the law in me ... and even exceed it. All He is waiting for me to say is the two most precious words in His ears: "I can't." Then I don't have to get by with any less then His best.

After all, I am only as weak as my strongest link.

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Comment from: joyinexpressible [Visitor]
I think back on every bad habit I had to overcome. I would wrestle with it and finally, in desperation say, "Lord, I can't do this!" then I would be free.

There is something just about saying "Christ lives in me." that brings peace and ease into my christian walk. It just doesn't depend on me and when I let go, things fall in place. I look forward to the day when this cycle will be forever broken and Christ in me has full authority.

Permalink 10/12/05 @ 00:56
Comment from: Mrs Zeke [Visitor] ·
Reminds me of what my very God loving Pastor now retired once told me.

"Your capacity to love is also your capacity to do harm"

He told me that after a long conversation in which I was saying I did not know how I could think of such evil things when I honestly loved people and all God had done for me as well as God.

I love much not because I am love but because I have been loved much by God much more then I could ever love. His perfect love lets me love imperfectly but deeply and honestly.

my strength is my weakness. However in just knowing by something that is so much smaller then a mustard seed that I might be pleasing in loving others the way I think He wants, because of that one chance I stay focused on the strength He has given me.

He will work out my demented mind or not either way He is still God and I worship only Him. If gravity stops He is still God. I am happy to be bound in His chains if He had them.

Be loved you are
Permalink 04/25/08 @ 17:53
Comment from: Timothy [Member] ·

2Co 12:9 -
And He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness." Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
Permalink 05/01/08 @ 17:31

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