Good afternoon! Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Today we are testing ourselves with God's definition of live. 2 Corinthians 13v4 For to be sure, he was crucified in weakness, yet he lives by God's power. Likewise, we are weak in him, yet by God's power we will live with him to serve you.
We are not our own, we are His to use through His power working through us. We are made in His image by the power of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit the same Spirit that lived in Christ through His weakness lives in us through our weakness. It is only when we are weak in ourselves that His power will be used. We do not share our power with His power. Our power is resting in Him so His power will be used in the right way. We continually warn people because His power is working in us. His interest in people become our interest in people. He is serving people through us. We have been saved by His power is the only way He can use His power to warn other people, we can give what He has not given us. If we have bitterness, slander,out burst of anger, gossip, arrogance and disorder living everyday among us then God says we will be grieved for that person because we know He does not have the love of God working in Him. We true Christians can not do anything against the truth but for the truth. We rejoice when we are weak in the Lord and your are strong, our prayer is for your perfection. This is how we imitate our faith and build each other up. We are not harsh, bitter, or arrogant we live for the truth and the truth of Christ's power working through us will always set us free with His love of forgiveness. To be perfect has He is perfect is faith in His power working in us to enable us to truly live blameless and joyful lives. We live as one in mind, full of His peace, and we know the God of love and peace will always be with us. Thank you God for your grace that allows me to know you and your ways so I can know how wide and deep your love flows in and around our lives. At the end of Paul's letter we read something that gives us all we need when we receive all that He gives us in faith. The grace of the Lord, the love of God, and the fellowship with the Holy Spirit sums up all we need to live a true blessed life over flowing into the lives of others. With out grace we can not know God and have fellowship with Him, and grace comes from knowing and believing in Jesus Christ so we can truly live, because He is truly living through us. Read 2 Corinthians 12 and 13.