Today, I want to leave you with a few more thoughts or "Faith Floaties" concerning helplessness.
World Says--------------------------- Kingdom Truth
To be helpless is to be weak----------------You then have the power of God
Sampson was blind and an animal----------With God he collapsed a Colosseum.
Moses and the Israelites were trapped -----The Red Sea parted
Joseph, sold as a slave and imprisoned----- Told Pharaoh about his dream and saved Israel.
Paul and Silas imprisoned and chained----- Sang praises to God and a jailer was saved.
John banished to a barren island to die----- Wrote the Revelation of God
Jesus dead and sealed in a tomb----------- Rose from the dead and gave us eternal life.
In each of the above cases, the person there was not without their own strength. Sampson had pushed that millstone, his hair had grown back and he was strong...but he let go relied on God and brought down a Colosseum. Moses, Joseph, Paul and Silas, John and Jesus all had great power and strength but at the moment of truth they floated on God's power rather than their own.
Being helpless the way God sees it is not becoming a weakling, or being a limp reed in the wind. It is putting aside my own power for His ultimate power.
My daughter is taking swimming lesson and one thing she is learning to do, but has a hard time doing, is learning to float. I watch her work at lifting her chin, lifting her tummy, and keeping her arms like a starfish. It does take strength to float. It works better, once you learn to trust and use the power of the water to help you.
Pray for me as I relearn how to float in helpless faith. I know these have been long post. Thanks for hanging in there with me.
Let me know you own Faith Floaties.
Here is my last one:
2 Corinthians 12:10 "So because of Christ, I am pleased in weakness, in insults, in catastrophes, in persecutions, and in pressures. For when I am weak, then I am strong!"