I am weak but He is strong.
Yes this a phrase from the simple song called Yes Jesus loves me, the Bible tells me so.
In this blog, we have been talking about being strong and courageous Christians. Today I would like to look at our strength being a positional dynamic. It is not based on the notion of self-works or tenacity of human will power alone. Our strength is totally based on being adopted as Sons and Daughters into the Kingdom of God.
The Apostle Paul describes this position of strength, in spite of his weakness.” For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” 2nd Cor. 12:10.
He further states in 1st Cor.1:25 “For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.” Our hope then, comes from this understanding that it is God at work in us for his own good pleasure. This helps me to have peace and not be uptight about my own personal shortcomings.
There is an unseen aspect of the presence of the Holy Spirit working in our lives that teaches us to live in a higher spiritual dimension that is powerful. The irony of our weakness is negated in this process of growing and going forward with God.
Zechariah 4:6 states “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the Lord of hosts.”
Ezekiel 36:27 states “And I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes and be careful to obey my rules.”
Romans 8:4 states, “in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.”
Galatians 5:16 states “But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.”
Being a spirit filled Christian is more than hype and emotion. There is an element of the reality of the Holy Spirit's presence that brings joy and delight, no matter what the circumstances are. This is where we begin to understand that our strength is positional in Christ and that all things work for good for those who love Christ and are called according to his purposes.