November 13, 2018

My Grace Is Sufficient - Bro. T. Stephen

My dear Brothers and sisters  in Christ,  I greet and bless everyone in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. The blessed word that God has given you for today is from the book of  2 Corinthians 12:9, “My Grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.”

Apostle Paul approached God almighty three times about his problem. He says, a thorn in the flesh was given to him. Thorn in the flesh represents, how satan  gave continual disturbance to Paul in his ministry. Paul urged God to undo this problem that kept hurting him.  Paul says, “A thorn  in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan, to buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure.” Concerning this thing Paul pleaded with the Lord, that it might depart, from him. But the Lord said, “My grace is sufficient for you.”Paul fully knew that whether it was his bodily affliction or the corruption of his nature it  would remain with him as long as he was in the body. And as for his afflictions, reproaches, and persecutions for the sake of gospel, would continue or abide with him, wherever he went. But he wanted the devil to depart from him as it hindered his ministry  and since Jesus Christ had the power to suppress the work of the devil  and to dispose him  from the body of men  by speaking a single word, he frequently besought the Lord  on this account. But the Lord said to him, “ My grace is sufficient for you. ’’God always answers our prayers in one form or another. Sometimes He remains quiet. Your prayers may be unanswered, but it must be for your good and for His glory. God did not grant the request of the apostle, but assured the sufficiency of grace to support him in his ministry. The Bible says, O You who hear prayer, To You all flesh will come.

My dear brothers and sisters, The Bible again says, I cried out to the Lord, because of my affliction and He answered me. This indicates that God answers our prayers. Sometimes He remains silent. This shows that God has postponed your request, for a better purpose.  God is all sufficient. The grace of Christ is sufficient grace for all the elect of God. When God said to Paul, My grace is sufficient for you, he gladly accepted his response and said that he will glory in his infirmities rather than insist God to undo the work of the devil. Paul realised that in his weakness the “Strength” of God would be perfected. Paul says, I will boast in my infirmities,   so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. ”I take pleasure in infirmities in reproaches, in needs in persecutions, in distress  for Christ’s sake,  for when I am weak,  then I am strong.

In the same manner , my dear sisters and brothers prepare your hearts to receive what God has in store for you, than regret as to why God has rejected your prayer. Then God will bless you. God will strengthen you and enlighten you.

God bless you.


Our loving heavenly Father, we thank You for this blessed day. Lord grant my children the grace they need to overcome any hard situation in their life. May they realize that in their weakness Your strength will be perfected. Have mercy on them and answer their prayers. Give them a heart to endure patiently the afflictions they go through. In Jesus name we pray.


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