I finished the first week of my new job. I work as a custodian for my church and am so blessed to be there. It is a dream come true and just the tip of the iceberg for what God wants to do in and through me.
Not all fun and games though. I heard no angel voices. I sweated a lot and got pretty dirty through it all. We did not sit around in worship and prayer. We actually had to work. You would be amazed at how much prayer and worship can happen when you’re kneeling in front of a toilet.
“But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”2 Corinthians 12:9-10 ESV
I have not found myself growing stronger in this process. I see clearly and feel keenly the sins that have hindered me over the years. I know that I am nothing without Jesus. I sense the pride and selfishness that seems to hide around every corner.
But there is joy in living for Him. There is contentment in knowing that I no longer have resources but His are inexhaustible. There is strength in knowing that I have decided to follow Jesus.
“Strength made perfect in weakness…”
“When I am weak, then I am strong.”
All for the glory of God.