Tell it like it is

Early in the morning, Jesus was walking along the edge of the lake when he saw two brothers working and called them to follow him. Jesus chose His disciples deliberately; they were chosen to carry the gospel baton and ensure the success of the church.
Jesus never picked any Pharisees as his disciples. No one learned, no trained men, no scribes, instead he chose fishermen, tax men and laborers. Not because He disliked education but because He needed people who were not self confident and who could be an example of the gospels power to change lives and empower ordinary people.
Paul said the greatest witness to the lost was not the great things Paul was or did but the fact that he was the chief of sinners and that God had still shown him mercy and could use even him. “That in me first, Jesus Christ might show all longsuffering, as a pattern to those who are going to believe on Him, for everlasting life.” (1Tim 1:15-16)
Often we think and we have to impress the world by telling them how together we are, how strong and able we have become. We speak in glowing terms of the victorious life we live, rather than glorying in our infirmities and weaknesses and boasting of the miraculous grace of God who helps us. We can tell it like it is. We can boast of our weakness because in our weakness God is strong. We have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. (2Cor 4:7)
Friends, Gods plan is not to take away your weakness or your need for Him but to make you strong, in your weakness today. Receive His powerful grace now.

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