2 Corinthians 12:7-9New International Version (NIV)
7 Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. 8 Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. 9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”
This is a transparent moment- how often would I pray if trouble WASN’T in my life.
Would I spend spends hours pouring over scriptures?
Would I get up every Sunday morning and head to my local sanctuary?
Would I? Would you?
Oh course we all would say yes, if put on the spot.
But think about it? We run to Christ when tragedy strikes. We often forget him until the NEXT crisis.
Why is this?
To me it doesn’t matter why because I need to stay close to God. I don’t want to have confidence in my own abilities, I want to stay humble. I need him to keep pricking me.
I know myself, and HE knows me too.