7 Therefore, to keep me from becoming overly proud, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger from the Adversary to pound away at me, so that I wouldn’t grow conceited. 8 Three times I begged the Lord to take this thing away from me; 9 but he told me, “My grace is enough for you, for my power is brought to perfection in weakness.” Therefore, I am very happy to boast about my weaknesses, in order that the Messiah’s power will rest upon me. 10 Yes, I am well pleased with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions and difficulties endured on behalf of the Messiah; for it is when I am weak that I am strong. [source]
Pound away at me, he said. Aren’t you looking forward to meeting Paul? I suspect I am older (or at least close) than he was when he penned these words but I am no where near close to the well pleased-ness he speaks of here. But there’s hope! 🙂
I hope your weekends are pleasant, restful, and filled with holy worship.
Day 135 of 2015 ~ ~ Repentance. Perhaps our greatest need ~~~ Kathie
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Kathie Whitestone Thompson
Follower of Christ. Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother. Some call me a teacher. Some say I'm a prayer warrior. A few accredit me with some writing skills. Me? I say I'm a work in slow progress, looking for perfection in eternity and until then having all the holy fun I know how.