And we have such trust through Christ toward God. Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God 2 Corinthians 3:4-5
Our God is the All- Sufficient God. Paul was confident of the Lord’s work because of his great trust in the all Sufficient- God through Christ. His trust was God-ward which means he knew he was serving the Lord and was living his life before the gaze and inspection of God Himself. We all are living letters being read by men but also by the Lord too.
Paul was not self-confident, but God-confident. This is to be our attitude too. God-confidence will give you the courage you need to face any difficulty in life.
God confidence will help you to be devoted to the Lord and His will for your life. God confidence gave Paul self-confidence to do what the Lord wanted him to do and it will do the same for you. Apostle Paul knew that his abilities came from the Lord and anything that was accomplished through him was on the account of the Lord’s working in his life. He was a living letter of what the Lord had engraved on his heart.
The apostle made it very clear that his sufficiency was of God, which means his ability; competency to do a thing, adequacy, qualifications is from God. This word denotes the capability to perform a task that demands expertise. Paul’s abilities and competence came from the Lord, not from his self-assurance. He made no bones about it. The same truth holds for us too. No matter whom you are, your abilities are from God. Let us continue to look up to the All Powerful and All-Sufficient God who will not disappoint us.
Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen. Ephesians 3:20-21
You are welcome to the month of August, 2015, May the All-Sufficient God meet you at the points of your need. Have a month loaded with miracles and wonders of the Lord in Jesus name, Amen.
Yours in the Lord,
Pastor Lillian Haastrup.