Sunday, January 10, 2016

Appearance Or Attitude?

Many believe that it is one’s physical attributes and strength that lead to success.
Robert Louis Stevenson had tuberculosis. However he is recognized for writing some of the world’s most popular stories and famous novels. Charles Steinmetz was a dwarf like cripple, but he is credited with over one hundred electrical inventions. Louis Pasteur was subject to epileptic seizures, but he discovered the germ-killing process called pasteurization. Fanny Crosby was blind from infancy, yet she wrote more than six thousand hymns including: “Safe in the Arms of Jesus” and “Blessed Assurance.”
The Apostle Paul spoke of his “thorn in the flesh.” It was an affliction that he lived with, yet it never stopped him from serving God with every ounce of strength that he possessed. We can call upon the power of God’s strength to enable us to overcome any weakness or handicap, setback or sickness. We can use any limitation or handicap to increase our dependence upon God to bless us and from this dependency develop a closer relationship with Him. Through Him…all things are possible.
Prayer: Help us, Savior, to recognize that who and what we are is Your gift to us; and what we do with it, our gift to You. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Scripture for Today: 2 Corinthians 12:7-9 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 about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.

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