The Power Of God ...

For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

My first instinct was to say no to the invitation to join my husband and some friends across the street for a couple of drinks. Afterall my understanding is that drunkeness is a sin, not having a drink or two.
Unfortunately for me and my small frame, four drinks proved to be far too much of a good thing.
When I voiced my shame to my husband because of my intent to attend church later that evening I was confronted by our friend who laughingly declared, "You are aware Tanya that there is no God!"
My response was without delay: "The Bible tells us that the message of the cross is foolishness to those that are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God!"
In that moment I realized that even in my own state of guilt and shame for doing something I knew in my heart God did not want me to do, He never left my side.
Those words were not my own. It was the power of God working through me to reach out to others. My friend had no rebuttal...she simply walked away.
How refreshing it is to know that even in our weakness Christ has the power to save us, and there's nothing foolish about it!

Please Lord, In my weakness never leave me, but let your power instead transform me to be the person that you created me to be. In Christ Jesus' name, Amen.

 

Tanya (PA)