I have been reading Power in Weakness by Marty Wooten for about 6 months. The book is about the Ministry of Paul and his letter of Second Corinthians. I have gotten sooooo much meat from this book. I normally can never stay committed to a book this long but every page holds a powerful message. Paul’s ability to not lose heart by the way the Corinthians’s judge him after all he did for them is so inspiring. He knew the bigger picture. The author says, “It takes a great deal of humility in such situations to be open and to continue to love when the response is unloving and disloyal”. His ability to deal with hunger, being thrown in jail and even stoning while encouraging and truly loving on the Corinthians is humbling. How do I act when people falsely accuse me of wrong doing? I am pretty sure loving on them is not the first thought in my mind. There were so many lifting paragraphs on suffering as well. Wooten said, “Suffering helps us recognize the true nature of our existence.” There is so so much more. I could not begin to cover all the topics listed. This book has helped me to view my own trials differently and push through even day to day weakness that sometimes seem to be just too hard. Paul was an amazing example of dying to self to be used by our mighty God.
2 Corinthians 4: 17 For our light afflictions, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; 18. While we look not at the things which are seen, but the things that are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.