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His Strength!
Christian Devotional by Pastor Cecil Thompson

Pastor Cecil Thompson
Cecil Thompson

2 Corinthians 12:9a-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. 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."

If you have been receiving these Daily-E-Votionals for very long, you know that I am far from perfect. Even using Spell Check and having it proofed, I sometimes read over a copy after it has been sent and find glaring errors which make me wonder how I could have made such a glaring error.

There is a lesson here that I want to share with you—I am not perfect! I hope this does not shatter your expectations. This ministry of sending out daily messages of hope and encouragement, does not come from one who is adept at doing such a thing. I am in way over my head.

Some of you may know that I began this ministry in September of 2000 by sending out an inspirational message to our updated list of church members with e-mail addresses. I knew that the addresses were wrong, I would get a notice of non-delivery from their mail server, and then I could call and get the correct address.

The response was not from the mail servers, but from individuals saying what a blessing it was. I decided to try it for awhile. Since that time I have sent out 2,444 issues. This is only with the Lord's enablement. It has been a learning experience to use the right fonts, format and whatever. I know that some of you have experienced some problems in that you receive things in a different format than the way I send it.

I have realized many times that it is not my strength that counts, but only my willingness to be used. Several years ago I was having trouble with my Internet connection. When I called my server about the problem, the first technician did not have the answer and referred me to his manager. After explaining what I was doing, the manager asked me to send him one of my Daily-E-Votionals. After he read it and realized what I was doing, he helped correct the problem and then asked to be included on my list of subscribers.

Does God work? Yes! I have no idea who that man was or what he was going through. I do know, however, that he received a copy of that message. The Lord is the One who does the real work in individual hearts.

This is a ministry which you can use to touch the lives of those around you. Share copies freely as God leads you. You can also go directly to our website; www.Daily-E-Votional.com and browse over past Daily-E-Votionals. If you have names to be added to my mailing list, please forward them to me. Above all, please make this ministry a matter of prayer.

If you have questions, please write them down and I will prayerfully promise to give you counsel that comes from the Word of God, rather than worldly wisdom. It may be a few days before I can respond, but I will respond.

Blessings dear hearts. Draw near to God today, trust Him completely and be a blessing!

- - - Pastor Cecil


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