The Power of Christ

“And He has said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.’ Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may dwell in me” (2 Corinthians 12:9, NASB).

An unfamiliar panic pressed upon me though I couldn’t quite place it. I knew something wasn’t right, which led me to reach out for prayer. Within an hour, the panic lifted and my mind cleared. 

The next afternoon, I stood before a group of writers and taught a class,  “Conquering Your Writing Fears.” Peace filled, words flowed, and the attendees responded well. Without a doubt, I experienced something available to every Christian: 

The power of Christ.

THIS is what causes us to soar when mountains loom over us, dwarfing us in the shadow of their magnitude. Sometimes, however, we overlook the reality of Christ’s power because we stop at the beginning of 2 Corinthians 12:9, treasuring the knowledge that God’s grace will carry us through. Indeed it does, but how?

The power of Christ.

God’s Word is true! Oh, we know it to be so. Yet we must transfer this knowledge into action. Christ’s power sits unclaimed when we press through situations on our own or rely on others more than we ought. Christ’s power dwells in us…

When we realize we’re weak.

We find joy when we understand our incapabilities. We receive strength when we acknowledge our frailty. We rejoice because the power of Christ clears our vision, lightens our steps, and graces our words.

Beloved of God, what weakness afflicts you today?

Rejoice! Let’s soar on the wings of Christ’s power. 

In Christ’s Love,



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4 thoughts on “The Power of Christ

  1. You’re so right, Emily. It’s one thing to know the truths of God but in order to experience their power, we must apply them. I wish I’d been in your class. I’m sure it was wonderful!

    1. Dear Cathy,

      Thank you for stopping by and commenting. Yes, it seems application is a lifelong process – God is so wonderfully patient. And, oh, I wish you’d been in my class, too! But your prayers made an incredible difference. Thank you again, dear friend.

      In Christ’s Love,

  2. Wow! This is exactly the reminder I needed today, Emily, as I look at the work before me. Thank you for sharing!

    1. Dear Lisa,

      I’m so glad to hear that this message was timely for you. Yay, God! Love you, dear friend, and may the Lord bless you in all you do for Him.

      In Christ’s Love,

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