“But he answered me, “My grace is always more than enough for you, and my power finds its full expression through your weakness.” So I will celebrate my weaknesses, for when I’m weak I sense more deeply the mighty power of Christ living in me.”
We reveal Jesus to others in exactly the way that He has revealed Himself to us.
Our encounters with Him woos us close into His space of loveliness before we can reflect His love.
The bible is an example of totally intentional revelation throughout. There are no mistakes it has precision and authenticity to its core. It is never haphazard. It reveals how God pursues us intentionally.
Our story and life reflects the same intentionality. Our image and what we replicate is His.
Therefore when we have the intention to introduce others to Him it is best brought into fruition through being who we are because we are who they see.
His presence is available to everyone whether they know the gospel or not.
Every encounter with God that we have is not just to be part of our story or testimony it is to become part of His thumb print upon us and our identity.
Who we become as we are transformed.
God loves to touch broken places to transform them into what He already had plans and designs for them to be.
He continues birthing us into who we were meant to be long after we were physically born. Therefore we become born again into His image of us which is in His image.
He is intentional in His desire to show case aspects of Himself through us. We are the experience to what is passionately in His heart.
He loves us into wholeness.
In the world, culture chooses the best from the perceived perfect and strongest.
In the kingdom, God chooses the non perfect the weak the messy.
His gospel spells out consistently that there are no mistakes but always a purpose.
It gives hope and worth to everyone of us.
There is prophetic expectation for thousands of years throughout the OT, of the King, Messiah, Jesus being prepared for.
Everything is set up for the arrival of Glory wrapped in flesh on earth.
Is it a mistake that the most precious and significant arrival and wonder prepared for should be where there is no room and in a dirty messy animal manger? Has God made a mistake?
God responds: I make no mistakes I come for unprepared places and people.
We represent the stable and our heart the manger. Christ is born in us amidst our messiness and there is no mistake.
In that messy space He is the almighty God, Councillor, Prince of Peace, Saviour. He chose us and non of us were a mistake.
The scriptures are full of examples of His seemingly flawed mistakes of choices.
In Moses, a stammerer, to be a spokes man.
In David, who’s own Father saw as the least, to be the one after His own heart.
In people too old to birth, Fathers of nations and so on.
God never makes mistakes. He has created each of us and knows what and why we are created. Never are we a mistake.
Our hope lies in us knowing our flaws and messes and opening these up to Him because it is through that portal that He births the most.
He can express His deity through our humble lowly lives.
In our weakness His power is made perfect.
“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.”
He did not come for the healthy but for the sick
“But when Jesus overheard their complaint, he said to them, “Who goes to the doctor for a cure? Those who are well or those who are sick? I have not come to call the ‘righteous,’ but those who are sinners and bring them to repentance.”
He knows and sees us so differently to how we see ourselves. We are never one of His bad ideas or mistakes. He has as much love and purpose for each of us .
Just as Jesus journeyed from His birth in the manger to His Glory in the transfiguration. So do we.
The illustration shows Jesus revealed to us layer upon layer and us portraying Him to others as we have grown into His image. Emanating Light that pushes back the darkness.
Three Scriptures that come to mind:
“But he answered me, “My grace is always more than enough for you, and my power finds its full expression through your weakness.” So I will celebrate my weaknesses, for when I’m weak I sense more deeply the mighty power of Christ living in me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9 TPT
“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.” 2 Corinthians 12:10 ESV
“But when Jesus overheard their complaint, he said to them, “Who goes to the doctor for a cure? Those who are well or those who are sick? I have not come to call the ‘righteous,’ but those who are sinners and bring them to repentance.” Mark 2:17 TPT
The song Breakthrough. Red Rocks Worship
Throughout we see what our logic would perceive as bad ideas, mistakes, in fact being the perfect way.