II Corinthians 12:8-9 “For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me. And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”
As we celebrate President’s Day, the next four posts will focus on the faithfulness of our first president. In 1776, General Washington wrote:
“I have often thought how much happier I should have been, if, instead of accepting of a command under such circumstances, I had taken my musket on my shoulder and entered the ranks, or, if I could have justified the measure to posterity and my own conscience, had retired to the back country, and lived in a wigwam. If I shall be able to rise superior to these and many other difficulties, which might be enumerated, I shall most religiously believe, that the finger of Providence is in it, to blind the eyes of our enemies.”
General Washington recognized his limitations. In fact, he boldly gave Christ credit in advance for his successes and the successes of the colonists. Washington wanted to make clear that, in spite of his own infirmities, God’s strength was sufficient. His willingness to give God credit in advance of the victory was a strong testimony to Washington’s desire to never detract from the glory rightfully due to Christ.
Christian citizen, let us boldly give God credit in advance for a nationwide revival in this land. While it might be nice if we could avoid our leadership responsibilities or escape from the coming battles, we are to rise superior to our difficulties through Christ’s power. When we see the victory come, there should be no doubt that the finger of Providence will have been in it, blinding the eyes of our enemies.
PLEASE THANK GOD IN ADVANCE FOR THE CHRISTIAN VICTORY IN AMERICA. His grace is sufficient for us and His strength is made perfect in our weakness.
SET YOUR ALARM: If you’re alarmed (that the 2016 election is as much of a spiritual battle as it is a political battle), set your alarm (to pray for our nation)!
SET YOUR ALARM: If you’re alarmed (that we lost a brilliant legal mind with a true respect for the Constitution), set your alarm (to pray for our nation)!