Saturday, November 8, 2008

A Victor

The Magnitude of Grace

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.

The above By Charles Spurgeon

If God opens your eyes to grasp this truth......be careful to treasure it like the finest gold.

My favorite part in this....."a nothing shall be victor over all the high and mighty ones".

And if He called us more than conquerors through the work of Christ Jesus.....then it is time to pick up our swords......there are a lot of high and mighty ones out there flashing the power of the enemy in our faces. We are the defenders of the truth that is trying to be swallowed up by the dark cloud of evil.

How dare they......unless we- the warriors, "a nothing"-- allows it.

Rise up, O men of God!
Have done with lesser things.
Give heart and mind and soul and strength
To serve the King of kings.

Rise up, O men of God!
The kingdom tarries long.
Bring in the day of brotherhood
And end the night of wrong.

Words by...William P. Merrill

11 comments:

luvmy4sons said...

He has chosen the weak things of the world and the foolish...thank you for sharing that. It blessed me and I will treasure it. It is so awesome when you can get this truth DEEP into your heart. Be blessed today sister.

Deb said...

That is so good, for we wrestle not with flesh and blood, Thank you Lord for your GRACE!!

Denise said...

Very, very good sweet sis, bless you.

Edge of Design said...

Let the weak say they are strong. I am STRONG!!! (in Him!)

grey like snuffie said...

AMEN. I seem to be in a season of experiencing new weakness's never felt before. It is interesting. Choosing Him. Good post for pondering.

try2bAsunbeam said...

Powerful post, dear!
Is it OK that I sang out loud??

Rise up, O men of God....

Sandi said...

I strugle with letting God be enough for me. My all in all. Thanks for the reminder.

ThreeGirlyGirls said...

Oh my have i been struggling with this! ugh. Great stuff! loved it!

D said...

Yes, great reminder. I do love Spurgeon's writings! Lots to ponder & absorb. D

Halfmoon Girl said...

great reminder to rely on our Lord's strength. Thank you Sharon!

Alisun said...

Yes speak to my soul Sharon you have hit a spot in me today.