Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Offering Up My Lack

"It’s been hard to see at times, but I’m beginning to grasp that God can do much more through my weaknesses than my strengths.  When I offer up my lack, whether it is money, wisdom, or time, there is much more room for God to make up the difference.  ‘Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.’ (Matt. 5:3)”
The above was spoken by Rwandan genocide survivor Eric Irivuzumugabe  from his book “My Father, Maker of the Trees - a book worth reading!!!!
What Eric spoke in the above really caught my attention.  
My prayer is to glorify the LORD in my life.   And I must also offer my lack up to HIM and trust Him! 
I feel lacking most days...lacking in something or other.  I really am beginning to embrace my lack though because those very deficiencies bring me to the LORD over and over.  It is Him I must trust, not my ability.  It is His Wisdom I must pray for, not mine. 
It is His strength, His knowledge, His counsel, His guidance, and His purposes that I must continue to pray for.  
Let’s give Him our lack and faithfully continue on in the good work that He has given us to do.


  1. So true, Shonnie. His strength is made manifest in my weakness. I'll have to check into that book. Thank you.


  2. AMEN!

    Hugs and love - praying with you!

  3. Amen, friend. Thank you for the reminder.

    Love you.

  4. Love this! Yes indeed much Lack here! So glad He's full of SO SO much more! :)

  5. Thank you for the encouragement!


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