18th sept sunrise

Day 261 My strength is made perfect in weakness.

It seemed to be a pleasant start to the day, the sunrise gradually letting light over the horizon but not as bright as yesterday. The sun rose just beyond the tree. Focus was what I needed today.

But telling myself that, and putting it into practice, spending time with God became secondary in the morning. How I wanted God to come down and take control of my piano playing today as the chords seemed to come out all ham fisted.

But how can we really expect God, the creator of the universe to supernaturally come down,
when we spend no or little supernatural time with him?

2 Corinthians 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.

But this lesson that I got straight away and felt bad. This though I used this to God’s advantage, to boast about how we can not expect God to act if we can not act for him. My weakness at a skill became a talking point and seemed to lead to much discussion about God. I would rather play badly and bring people to God, than play really well and not bring people to God, because the important fact is the end game.

What do we have in focus, God or our weakness? Do we spend too much energy thinking about how badly we will accomplish tasks, is this an attack by our spiritual enemies?

But God uses people who seem weak, so that His glory, and evidence of His existence can shine through. For if we are able to accomplish great things with our weaknesses then surely God is at work in our lives and this is his speech to us.

Like the focus of the sunrise today was just behind the tree, so should our focus be. The tree of cavalry which destroyed our sins once, and the resurrection on the third day after his death.

Dear Lord, I pray that I can find time to spend with you in prayer so that I can do your will every day.


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