I think of the land beside my house and how it produces many different crops. Year after year it harvests new vegetables for the animals to eat while it is ultimately harvested for humans. My own walk with the Lord resembles the field beside my house in the ways it is sometimes abounding with fruit and other times in need of rest.
Undeniably His has continued to minister to individuals all around the world while I have not been posting as frequently due to serving in different capacities at school.
I am now halfway done with senior year at Liberty University. Serving on my hall leadership team has looked entirely different this year compared to the last. Unity is not just a prayer waiting to be answered. It is a reality. The girls on our ministry team do love the Lord and enjoy connecting with one another.
My humanity and limitations have been highlighted in ways unlike I have experienced before this year. I have taken on a few jobs on the side along with school and serving my hall. I have not had the answers to every question I have been asked. I have realized I am finite although God is eternal. He is still my strength and my dependence is even greater in Him.
One of the mentors in my life named Mary Paul Hunt sat across from me at the Starbucks on campus a few months ago. I was sharing different things I was struggling with to her and was met with an unexpected response. I was not alone in the struggle presented. Mary Paul reminded me that God’s grace really is sufficient for me.
2 Corinthians 12:9 (ESV) says, “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.”
Instead of operating in a false security of my own righteousness, I have been acknowledging my weaknesses and claiming God’s strength in the midst of them.
Do you find yourself tired, worn out, or weary trying to live for the Lord in your own strength?
Are you exhausted in a sin pattern wallowing in defeat rather than reaching out to God and asking for His help and healing?
I encourage you to remember the power and strength of the Lord. Be encouraged by your frailty because it is an opportunity to be empowered by a strength greater than any you could ever muster on your own.
I am thankful for the community of other siblings in Christ and for the fellowship of the Holy Spirit who is working in us and giving us the power to live a life pleasing to Him.
2 Corinthians 2:14-17 encourages us by declaring, “But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere. For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing, to one a fragrance from death to death, to the other a fragrance from life to life. Who is sufficient for these things? For we are not, like so many, peddlers of God’s word, but as men of sincerity, as commissioned by God, in the sight of God we speak in Christ.”
You are loved and wanted by God more than you can fathom.