Psalm 73 v 26 is one of the verses of my life! “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”
One of the talks I’m giving tomorrow, is from the back of Ephesians 6. It’s a big invitation. For this is the will of God for you and me: that we might be strong in Christ!
Strength comes from God. 2 Corinthians 12:9-11 reminds us, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”
There’s an enemy to be recognised. And there’s service to be offered.
Ephesians 6 v 18 calls us to it. “And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.”
Jesus wielded great power because He was a servant! God would have you and I connect with people to people in naturally easy, low-risk, high grace ways.
Servant evangelism wins the heart before it confronts the mind. A small act of kindness nudges a person closer to God, often in a profound way as it bypasses our mental defences.
Kindness builds the bridge for people to receive a loving embrace from God.
As Mother Teresa said it:- “Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.”