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A Message From Dr. Wyrick

                                                                    WHEN I AM WEAK, GOD IS STRONG

2 Corinthians 12:9-10 … "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. [10] 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.
  

        It has been said that God is more interested in my character than my comfort.  I found this truth to be a solace as I struggle through each year’s unique circumstances. Teachers often experience conflict, stress, disappointment, and fatigue during a school term.  We must serve employers, our fellow teachers, parents, students, children, our families, and churches.  We work and live on a stage for all to critique.  Our every move is closely regarded, and our mistakes are often recorded.  Our efficiency is evaluated, and our children are tested.  Under the close scrutiny of our audience, our weaknesses will become conspicuous.  These are often the weaknesses we try hard to cover up, or the weaknesses we deny.
         Scriptures tell us to humble ourselves, to accept the truth about our weaknesses, to submit to our leaders and ask for instruction and support, to lean on others, to ask God for wisdom, and to trust God for strength to overcome.  We often respond with denial, excuse, anger, or pride when confronted with our failures.  Remember that God's strength is made perfect in your weakness.  Your lack may be a chance for someone to serve you as they use their unique gift.  Or it could be an opportunity for you to see God's power manifested through your life.  Your weakness can become your greatest strength as you allow  "the power of Christ to rest upon you" and empower you with overcoming grace.  God's grace is sufficient.  His wisdom is awesome, and his Word is true.  Let the nagging, despised, and hated reoccurring weakness in your life be a pivotal point of turning to God for strength.  His strength is perfected in your weakness.


Dear God, I don't like to be weak, but if my weakness bends my knee toward your throne, I will be grateful.  I know my perfection is in you alone.  God help me in my struggle.  Teach me to lean on you.


                                

A Devotion for Teachers for the week of October 22, 2017

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