Posts tagged ‘2 Corinthians 12:9’

May 11, 2017

Scripture at Sunrise 5.11.2017

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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 Corinthians 12:9

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November 8, 2016

Scripture at Sunrise 11.8.2016

“My grace is sufficient for thee; for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” -2 Corinthians 12:9

Our weakness should be prized as making room for divine strength. We might never have known the power of grace if we had not felt the weakness of nature. Blessed be the Lord for the thorn in the flesh, and the messenger of Satan, when they drive us to the strength of God.

This is a precious word from our Lord’s own lip. It has made the writer laugh for joy. God’s grace enough for me! I should think it is. Is not the sky enough for the bird and the ocean enough for the fish? The All-Sufficient is sufficient for my largest want. He who is sufficient for earth and heaven is certainly able to meet the case of one poor worm like me.

Let us, then, fall back upon our God and His grace. If He does not remove our grief, He will enable us to bear it. His strength shall be poured into us till the worm shall thresh the mountains, and a nothing shall be victor over all the high and mighty ones. It is better for us to have God’s strength than our own; for if we were a thousand times as strong as we are, it would amount to nothing in the face of the enemy; and if we could be weaker than we are, which is scarcely possible, yet we could do all things through Christ.

[from Faith’s Checkbook by Charles H. Spurgeon]

March 14, 2013

Scripture at Sunrise 3.14.2013

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 Corinthians 12:9 

 

For the gap between my schedule today and my weariness, Jesus says “My grace is sufficient”. -Lori L. Harding via Twitter

November 26, 2012

Scripture at Sunrise 11.26.2012

Sunday, November 25 | Pastor Steve Wainright
Morning Audio: Who do you say Jesus is? | Evening Audio: Gideon’s Shrinking Army

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 Corinthians 12:9

The way the Lord prepares His army is different from the way we would prepare ours. He actually strengthens His army by subtracting from it. He whittled down Gideon’s army to 300 people to fight against an army of 135,000. Why does He do that? So no flesh could glory in His presence. Everyone would be able to see that God was the One giving the victory.

September 5, 2011

Scripture at Sunrise 9.5.2011

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 Corinthians 12:9

When you realize your weakness, His power shows brighter and more glory goes to Him.

1)Difficulties that come are through God’s providence.
2)Pray about your weakness. When Paul prayed, he accepted that thorn in the flesh and embraced it to the glory of God.
3)The deity of Christ. Jesus is God in the flesh. (vs. 8-9)
4)Paul rejoiced in God’s grace…MOST gladly.
5)The power of Christ pitched a tent over Paul. His strength was camped out over Paul’s life.
6)Spiritual purity is much greater than your physical health and strength.

August 28, 2011

Scripture at Sunrise 8.29.2011

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 Corinthians 12:9

When I’m weak, that’s when self is pushed out of the way and Christ shines brighter.

Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. -Hebrews 4:16

How many times have we been too busy worrying to pray about something? When you are overwhelmed, the King of Kings says, “Come to Me.” He will always supply what you need.

 

December 22, 2010

Scripture at Sunrise 12.22.2010

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 Corinthians 12:9

What is God’s sovereign grace?

Not grace to bar what is not bliss
Nor flight from all distress but this:
The grace that orders our trouble and pain
And then, in the darkness, is there to sustain.

John Piper, “Sustained by Sovereign Grace—Forever

 

February 17, 2010

Scripture at Sunrise 2.18.10

“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 Corinthians 12:9

I learned He never gives a thorn without this added grace, He takes the thorn to pin aside the veil which hides His face.  -MSN

[via John Piper’s Twitter]

May 6, 2009

Scripture at Sunrise 5.6.09

“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 Corinthians 12:9

Trials = Uncomfortable grace…God will take you where you do not want to go to produce in you what you could not acheive on your own…

PaulTripp via Twitter (click his name to follow him!)

February 19, 2009

Scripture at Sunrise 2.19.09

“…’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 Corinthians 12:9

“If you have shallow sorrows you will receive shallow graces. If you have deep afflictions you will obtain deeper proof of God’s faithfulness.” —Spurgeon, Beside Still Waters.

[via Josh Harris]

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