Saturday, August 8, 2009

2 Corinthians 6:4-10

2 Corinthians 6:4-10
Rather, as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: in great endurance; in troubles, hardships and distresses; in beatings, imprisonments and riots; in hard work, sleepless nights and hunger; in purity, understanding, patience and kindness; in the Holy Spirit and in sincere love; in truthful speech and in the power of God; with weapons of righteousness in the right hand and in the left; through glory and dishonor, bad report and good report; genuine, yet regarded as impostors; know, yet regarded as unknown; dying, and yet we live on; beaten, and yet not killer; sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; poor, yet making many rich; having nothing, and yet possessing everything.

The other day I made a list about what each of these things means to me. I numbered each one (1-in great endurance 2- in troubles, hardships and distresses 3- in beatings, imprisonments and riots... etc.), then wrote down what I can do. For example:
#4-In hard work, sleepless nights and hunger - Go to the Lord when my strength is gone. sincere love - Remember how much they matter to God.
#13- With weapons of righteousness - The armor of God-offensive and defensive.
#19- Beaten, and yet not killed - PERSEVERANCE

Those are just some examples that I did. Anyway, I would really encourage you to make up your own and maybe even write down more specifically how they apply to your life. Thanks for reading!

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

this reminds me of Youth Haven... when i seriously had no strength to even get up and I had to rely on God's strength alone to get me thru the week. i got like 3-4 hours of sleep on average for three of the nights. and i normally get around 9 hours a night. ha. i have never had to more literally rely on God's strength than in that week. :)