Scripture Reading: 2 Cor 4:7-8
But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, not of us. We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;
Reflections: Paul took time to share a side of his life that testified he was not superhuman despite the anointing he had. He used adjectives like ‘trouble, distress, perplexed, persecuted and cast down’ to describe the ill condition that often confronted him. He explained that this was necessary to ensure that the extraordinary display of power in his life would be seen as God’s and not his. He sees himself as an ordinary clay jar that carries a glorious treasure. Due to this perspective, no matter the pressure mounted on his life, knowing that he holds a glorious treasure is enough motivation for him to never quit. Like Paul, although sometimes you may get to a stage where you may not know what to do, remember that stopping the race is not an option. The important thing is to allow your life to continue carrying the glorious treasure to the end.
Prayer: Dear Lord, I thank you for the grace which makes it impossible for me to quit the race.
Confession: Quitting the faith is not an option.