2 Corinthians 3:5 – Not that we are sufficient in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency is from God…
God has made us ministers of a new covenant. When anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is lifted. We are being transformed into glory.
No one is adequate to carry on the Holy Spirit’s ministry. God is the One who enables us to proclaim and stand firm in the gospel, not our own natural strength or power. So Paul expresses his total dependency upon God and cast aside self-competence.
No one is competent to carry out the responsibilities of God’s calling in his or her own strength. Without the Holy Spirit’s enabling our natural talents lead us only to earthly ends. As Christ’s witnesses we need the character and empowering only God gives. We who have received all things from Christ look with confidence through Christ to God for all things.
I AM NOTHING WITHOUT YOU, LORD!
Written by: The Butterfly
Pray this prayer with me:
Jesus, God, Holy Spirit, Precious Lord, I love you!!
Many times I do not have the right words to speak. Either I have remained silent when someone needed me to use words of love or I spoke but the words I used were not the words you would want me to use. Please help me do better in the future. I know my heart determines the kind of words I use. Please help me change my heart so your words of love can come out of my mouth at the right time and in the right place. Please help me turn my heart away from anything ungodly or anything sinful. Please help me keep my heart in a state where I only want to say, think, and do what you want me to say, think, and do.
Please help me turn away from my old life of rebellion. Please help me turn away from my old life of darkness. In you I put all my faith, hope, and life.
All these things I humbly pray in the name of my most Blessed Lord Jesus Christ, my Mighty God, and my Ever-present Holy Spirit upon whom I can rely. Amen!!
Casting aside self-competence…OnPurpose
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