We (at Six Notes) always want our shirts to look great, however, it's the message behind it that truly matters to us. So we are re-sharing from a previous blog post about 2 Corinthians 12:9 - Grace and what the verse means to us.
"My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness..." - 2 Corinthians 12:9
Those are God's words to the Apostle Paul after he gave him a thorn in his life. We don't know what that thorn is. The bible never says. But whatever it was, it was a major hindrance in his work and mission. (you can read about it in 2 Corinthians 12)
Most of us have heard the verse, for when I am weak, then I am strong. That phrase finishes out this particular passage. But these words, directly from God to one of the greatest apostles, is what struck me. "My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness."
The fact the God's power is displayed in our weakness should give us encouragement and hope. It’s not our energy, efforts or talents; it’s our dependence on God that brings about power in our mission and every day.
We all have weaknesses. We can take pleasure in them and not be ashamed like Paul. For those weaknesses humble us, builds empathy and character, and strengthens our reliance on Christ.
As strong women (and men), we do not like to be dependent on someone, but through our weakness, we must depend in God. Only his power will make us effective for him and will help us do the work that has lasting value.
Grace and power,