Thursday, May 31, 2007

Echoing Messages

I am a firm believer that the Holy Spirit is God's messenger. Of course, He has to get pretty creative to be able to get the messages through to us ~ sometimes we can hardly see the trees for the forest!

Over the past couple of months, the same message has been coming to me through different sources and translations ~ but I am astounded by the resonating message ~

"When I am weak you are strong"

"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. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong." 2 Corinthians 12:9-10

I always thought this verse was figurative not literal ~ but as my strength waxes and wanes ~ it has become a literal translation for me. Personally, I can't rely on myself right now to be strong ~ that doesn't mean I won't put up a good fight, but I need to lean on someone who can be my source of strength. All of this is quite the humbling experience. I pray that after my physical strength returns one day that I will remember this feeling that I have now and never forget it!

1 comment:

FutureFoodTVStar said...

Hi

A friend and fellow blogger was just our randomly searching thru blogs and found yours. She immediately sent me the link to your site after seeing the picture of your MRI.

I was diagnosed with Chiari on August 16, 2005. My blog is at http://www.thestolenolive.net/tapenade. I have posted a lot of my episodes with doctors and such under the "category" My Body Is Falling Apart.

Nice to see another blogger out there with Chiari. May you have a pain free day.