Recently, I was weak, But then I forced my hands to take hold of my Bible. Flipped through it pages till I got to Colossians Chapter 1. Read from verse 1 till I got to verse 11. My eyes got glued to that verse. But because I was expecting a visitor, I muttered some words of prayer but still remained in my lying position.
“Hello Sister Deborah, how are you?”
“I’m fine, ma. You can come in.”
Well, I got through with making a simple style with her hair and had to rush out for a meeting.
Seeing that I was weak, I thought that this verse would be quickly robbed of my memory because there were days when my strength could afford me the opportunity of waiting on the Lord for hours. This day was different.
Going through the day, this verse would not just leave my mind alone. It kept tugging at the feet of my mind. Till I had to go back to meditate and pray on it some days ago.
*Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness;*
I’ll explain what I learnt from this verse.
_Strengthened with all might_…
How can one be strengthened?
_according to his glorious power_…
I can be strengthened by God’s glorious power.
What then would be the result of the strength?
_unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness_ …
A precise explanation.
Sometimes, it’s very easy to think that developing the virtue of patience takes only discipline. Well, I won’t dispute that fact.
But for you to exercise patience and longsuffering with joyfulness in life’s challenges, you need to be strengthened with all might by God’s glorious power.
We need power to be patient enough for God’s promises to come to fruition in our lives.
We need power to exercise patience and longsuffering during persecution; when our so-called friends turn their back on us.
We need power to exercise patience during the waiting process.
This experience of having the strength to wait on God even in my weakness was a practical proof of the scripture below.
And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
God’s strength is made perfect in weakness.
Do you need power for patience and longsuffering?
Hebrews 4:16; says,
“Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.”
God’s power is always available for strength.
With the little strength you have, ask and it shall be given unto you.