I’m learning more and more about how God’s power is made perfect in weakness. 2 Corinthians 12:9 reads: “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
I would like the power of Christ to rest on us. Perhaps it helps to list out the weaknesses. We’re normally taught to live out of our strengths, to celebrate them, to develop them. I’ve done this all my life. But what if I think about all I cannot do? What if I think about all the ways I’m bringing weakness to the table?
I don’t know how to create authentic community apart from the spirit of God. I don’t know how to bear fruit without abiding. I don’t know how to love people as they need to be loved. I don’t know how to parent adult children. I don’t know how to be myself sometimes. I don’t know how to offer wisdom in committee meetings. I don’t know how to organize my day. Oh, God, I need you in all these weaknesses!