Powerful

Sometimes, I wonder if we are so conditioned by shows of weakness that we’ve begun to call moderate strength or even mediocrity, “power.” It seems that those exercising true Spirit-enabled power are often culturally interpreted as arrogant or brash. Could it be that a weak church culture is feeding that misconception? Could it be that we are teaching the world that “Christian” = “weak”?

Striving to Become a Weak Christian

Since you are still reading, I see the title did not turn you off... Many Christians strive to be strong for God, and they fail. They go along for awhile okay; then the world, the Devil, and their flesh drag them down. It is true that God wants strong Christians, but I dare say that most Christians are going about it the wrong way.

Your Most-Overlooked Strength

Pretending is easy, that's why so many people overlook their most powerful asset: their weakness. We tend to classify weaknesses with failures in the 'con' list, but I challenge you to move it across the page. It's definitely a plus. Authenticity, transparency, and genuineness are not necessarily easy, but they are well worth the effort. Why does pretending come so easy? Because most of us would rather live in denial of our weaknesses. Our own sins are like our 'bums' ... It's easier to notice others' than your own...

That They May Believe

Exodus 3:1-4:17 records the calling of Moses. The burning bush experience was one of revelation of God as the Great I AM to a reluctant leader. The key to understanding this passage is: TRUST! God believed in Moses as His man - and Moses needed to learn to trust God wholly - and the people of God would grow in their faith, too. God doesn't call us to tasks...

Meekness: a fruit of the Spirit

Meekness is a rare concept in our culture – even among Christians. We can’t define it, we don’t know where to get it, and aren’t sure we’d really even want to keep it if we had it! It’s a word being used far more to describe our economy than our spirits. Tragically, meekness is becoming synonymous with weakness; when in actuality, meekness is odds with our weakness. Meekness will overturn your weakness if you will allow it!