A Much Needed Awakening

For the law appoints as high priests men in all their weakness….(Heb 7:28).

We must first recognize that we are weak people. Yes, we are all fallible, weak and insecure. We give way to our own fears far too easily. We walk not in holiness or reverence of God, but in a need for control, lust, and power. Truly, when we start to grasp what really lies underneath it all, we can finally start boasting in the one who makes weak people strong.
 
I have noticed that when I voice out loud to others my fears and insecurities that those things which were plaguing me become disarmed by the grace of humility. The power of my fallibility is still very real, but when I speak out loud acknowledging it with true and genuine honesty, something rises up inside of me that is from God to disarm its grip.
 
It’s not long after my confession to others when I sense a renewed heart and mind over the matter. I sense new strength because I am no longer living in the fear of that moment or in the insecurity of what I think might go wrong. Instead, I’m living in the freedom of knowing that there is grace for people like me who are weak. People like me can be made strong through the support and encouragement of others who love me just as I am and who support me in prayer no matter how weak I’ve become.
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Truly, this is the body of Christ at work in its most beautiful fashion. The church doesn’t shine the most when all her members are coming across as perfect, but when they are confessing their need for grace. Yes, this is when the church becomes the most powerful. Not at the precipice of some great action they’ll do for God, but at the awakening of each individual’s personal need for grace.
 
Father, thank you that you love me, someone who is so weak without you, but so very strong in your grace. Lord, may I never boast in myself, but may I always boast in my weakness. Jesus, please be my joy. Capture my heart with your love, I pray, in your name, Amen.

2 thoughts on “A Much Needed Awakening

  1. “Confess to one another therefore your faults (your slips, your false steps, your offenses, your sins) and pray [also] for one another, that you may be healed and restored [to a spiritual tone of mind and heart]. ” James 5:16.

    It truly is powerful when confess our fears, failures, shame and pain to others, isn’t it? As a former addict I was trapped in darkness for many years, convinced I would be rejected if I confessed. Like you I found that when I confessed to the sin it’s power to control me faded. It took years to conquer but it all began with confession.

    You have learned a very valuable lesson on the power of sunlight, transparency, honesty and truth. Thank you for sharing this. May many learn the truth you have learned and shake off the shackles that bind them. The fact is we are ALL weak and fallible people. Once we realize that we are neither beneath nor above any person we can be set free from the terrible lies that plague us. Let us truly confess our weaknesses, failures and sins to one another and be unbound.

    Blessings to you sister!

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