given me strength

“I thank him who has given me strength, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he judged me faithful, appointing me to his service,” 1 Timothy 1:12 (ESV)

It’s a very human trait to look to ourselves for strength. Not to admit weakness but instead “dig deep” and push on, trying to persevere on our own.

But Paul doesn’t hesitate to admit his own shortcomings, his own weaknesses. Looking to Jesus for his strength.

Oh, to be so humble!

And so dependant on God and God alone.

So that we too can be a “chosen instrument, carrying His name, as we bring salvation to the ends of the earth”. (Acts 9:15, 13:47b)


prayer : thank you God that I can trust in your strength and not my own

action : seek God’s will for serving in my church

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