So I slipped a bit over the holidays. Thankfully with one arm in a sling I could only eat half as much as I normally would. Some one recently told me that I am not fat, and I questioned them. You see I am not (really) fat to look at but I know what those B.M.I. charts say, and I do not line up. I guess my prevailing thought is that I am not perfect.
That’s when I head for Bible verses like this:
But let endurance and steadfastness and patience have full play and do a thorough work, so that you may be [people] perfectly and fully developed [with no defects], lacking in nothing. (James 1:4, AMP)
Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don’t try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way. (James 1:2-4, MSG)
So I guess the word for today is that practice makes perfect. And we can because God says…
God says we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us. (Philippians 4:13)
I suspect that more prayer and less dwelling on my weaknesses will lead to success in the long run.
Prayer- Father, thank you for your all consuming love as we work through my weaknesses together. Amen.