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Because of You
by Steve Countryman
10/22/2013 / Christian Living
Because of you Lord I am made perfect. Because of you Lord I am redeemed and saved. Because of you Lord I am blessed beyond measure. Because of you Lord my life has purpose. Because of you Lord I am not the person I used to be. Because of you Lord I am delivered, set free, healed and restored. Because of you Lord I walk in your victory everyday. Because of you Lord I don't have to stare at my problems instead I get to stare at you, my answer. Because of you Lord my past does not dictate my future, you do. Because of you Lord I have a future. Because of you Lord I am the righteousness of Jesus who dwells in me. Because of you Lord my walk is an upright and righteous walk. Because of you Lord my Christian life is exciting and NEVER boring. Because of you Lord I will never be the same.
2 Corinthians 12:9-10 9 But he said to me, "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. 10 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. In my prayer time recently I was thanking God for Him being made strong in my weaknesses. Then I saw a vision of being clothed in amour. This amour was nothing special and looked common, not flashy like you see in the movies. As I looked closer at it I saw "chinks" in it. "Chink" means an opening in a suit of armor that allows a weapon to penetrate it. Chinks are a sign of weakness in a suit of amour. These chinks were caused by the weapons used against me by the enemy to hurt and destroy me. Each chink represents one of my many weaknesses. I used to wonder why God picked me with all of my weaknesses. I know now it was because He gets to shine brightly through them in me!
To my amazement something spectacular started to happen. A glowing light began to shine through my chinks. The light became brighter and stronger. There were so many chinks that the light that shined through it reminded me of a dance floor mirror ball. What the enemy did not realize until it was too late was that the light shining through my chink filled amour was God being made strong through my weaknesses. Because of you Lord I am empowered with authority from on high! For I can do all things through Jesus Christ who strengthens me.
Because of you Lord being made strong in my weaknesses my boast and my bragging is all in you! Because of you Lord I am more than a conquer. Because of you Lord I am the head and not the tail, I am above and not beneath. Because of you Lord my strength is renewed like the eagle. Because of you Lord I do not grow weary or weak. Because of you Lord my walk of obedience and faith is made firm and secure. Because of you Lord all my battles are won. Because of you Lord I am not afraid for if you are for me then who can be against me? Because of you Lord my successes and victories are found in you. Because of you Lord there is less of me and more of you. Because of you Lord I am saturated in your love. Because of you Lord I am saturated in your prosperity. Because of you Lord I am saturated in your Holy Spirit fire. All I am and all that I will be is all because of you Lord!
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