The Holy Spirit has been speaking so powerfully to my heart lately. Though my body is weak, and tired. Though my knowledge and understanding is limited. Though my time is limited. Though I lack many abilities. HE IS ABLE to use this fragile, weak, frail and "dis-abled" person in order to accomplish His magnificent purposes.
He is a God who transcends our limitations! He's placed His transcendent, Mighty power in these fragile earthen vessels, so that we might know it's Him, and NOT us.
It is through the Spirit of the Living God that we are able to live beyond the limitations of this body.
It is through the Spirit that we experience fullness of life.
It is through the Spirit that we experience peace, though our life's circumstances may be chaotic and crazy.
It is through the Spirit that we experience freedom, though we may be behind prison walls, or imprisoned in our own body through disability, imprisoned to live in a highly dysfunctional family or trapped by some other hindrance outside of our control.
It is through the Spirit that we live as wealthy sons and daughters of the King, though we may live in poverty, debt, or other need.
It is through the Spirit that we are pure, perfect, holy, and righteous though we still struggle with sin daily.
It is through the Spirit that we experience love to the very depths of our souls, though we may not have family or friends that love us.
It is through the Spirit that we experience healing, though our bodies may be filled with cancer, chronic disease, or other illnesses.
It is through the Spirit that we are made wise, though we may be uneducated, illiterate, and dumb.
It is through the Spirit that we are full of incomparable power, though we may have no position or influence in society or we may have bodies that strain to pick up a grain of rice.
It is through the Spirit that we have hope, when there seems to be no hope.
It's a mysterious and wonderful process that cannot be completely understood or explained. We need only to believe in order that this perfectly full life, might be experienced in a world that is FAR less than perfect. We're not doomed by life's circumstances, our own abilities, or our resources. All of His gifts transcend circumstances and abilities.
So we live by faith and not by what we see.
Here are some truths to ponder as you seek to live beyond your limitations.
..The Spirit helps us in our weaknesses. Romans 8:26
For where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom 2 Corithians 3:17
But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. 2 Corinthians 4:7
“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Corinthians 12:8-10
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.
2 peter 1:3-4 His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. 4 Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature,having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.
But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ,21 who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body. Phil 3:20-21