Daily Reflections

A Wrestling Match

September 25, 2023 Laura Booz

God has chosen what is weak in the world to shame the strong. —1 Corinthians 1:27

Every day I live in the tension of being human in a culture that values those who strive to be superhuman. I wrestle between the desire to be strong in the world’s eyes and the calling to be poor and needy in God’s eyes.

We want to do it all and have it all; we want to ignite revolutions, revivals, and crusades, but as long as “human strength” is our strategy, we’ll fail.

But God is the heavyweight in this wrestling match, and He lovingly pins us down under this truth: that we are only human, after all. Over and over again, He reminds us He created us small, hungry, and fragile to make room for His great strength. We will play a part in bringing His kingdom to earth insomuch as we desperately need Him. Our best work is in worshiping God, being gentle with the people He created, and submitting to His Word.

The secret is in acknowledging our weakness. He made us that way.
"Are You Content to Be Small?" (ReviveOurHearts.com/blog)

Scripture is taken from the CSB.

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Write a prayer of thanksgiving and worship to the God who made you small and, in that smallness, significant.