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Read the New Testament in a year, one chapter a day, five days a week

Day 205/260: Read 2 Corinthians 13

Does it amaze you how God can use you in His service, in spite of yourself? We all have weaknesses, but God can still use every single person in Christ.

Even in the case of Christ, who was not weak Himself, but He subjected Himself to the cruelty of the cross, allowing the weakness of the fleshly body to die. A horrific way to suffer, yet God was able to use that suffering to redeem His creation to Himself. Through death, He made us alive.

Sometimes we have difficulty allowing God to work through us though, don’t we? Negativity creeps in. Doubt. Uncertainty. We know how powerful He is, but we also recognize our own weakness. We hesitate because of it. We question His power by our action (or inaction), even while we proclaim it by our mouths.

It is time to stop doubting and start doing. “Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless you are disqualified.” God can accomplish His will, and He can use you in His service.

Memory (Recite to a friend without looking)

2 Corinthians 13:5. Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you are disqualified.

Pray

Pray for opportunities to proclaim the power of God through your life, despite your weaknesses and doubts.