#4: OUR SUFFICIENCY IS IN CHRIST
(from the writings of Paul)
Note: This devotional is on one of my favorite subjects from the New Testament: Our sufficiency is from Christ and in Christ:
Don’t dwell on discouraging and temporary things;
rather, focus on the God of love and His ability to lift you up.
(II Corinthians 4:8-18, I Peter 5:6, Psalm 40:2, I John 4:16)
By faith you can do all things God tells you to do
through Christ, who strengthens and empowers you.
The trustworthy work hard while depending on
the excelling power of God for success.
But whoever depends on his own strength and understanding
will be disappointed.
(II Corinthians 4:7, Proverbs 3:5)
A wise and faithful servant accomplishes his work for Christ,
not by his own strength,
but by Christ’s power working mightily in him.
(Colossians 1:29, Philippians 4:13)
Who is sufficient for the challenges before him?
The one who abides in Christ
and knows his sufficiency is from God.
(II Corinthians 3:5-6)
The power of Jesus is made perfect for those
who totally depend upon Him.
(II Corinthians 12:9)
Our excelling power is from God; He is our sufficiency,
and faith releases His power.
(II Corinthians 4:7, 3:4-6, Romans 1:16)
Are you lacking in your own power?
Trust in the grace and power of Jesus to bring success.
(II Corinthians 12:9-10)
Some depend on favorable circumstances and
others trust in financial assets for success.
But blessed is the one who is strong to do
all God wants him to do – through Christ who empowers him.
It is not man’s strength and intellect
that establish what is needed;
deliverance comes through God’s supernatural hand.
(II Corinthians 4:7, Romans 10:3, 11:26, Psalm 33:16-19)
God gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak.
Therefore blessed is the one who works for God
with God’s strength working powerfully in him.
(Colossians 1:29, Isaiah 40:29-31, Philippians 4:13)
Note: this devotional is from Proverbs of Faith, Hope, and Love, volume 1, Day 83, pages 186-187.