For those that dont know, during the last week of 2009, I boarded one of these
and traveled across country to Hamilton Ontario. It was quite the trek, and although I enjoyed my time there I think I will fly next time I’m going anywhere east of Regina Saskatchewan. Before departing I had asked some people to pray for me in the hopes of learning something either about myself or God. I’m happy to report that the prayers did not go unanswered. During one of the church services I attended, I had a revelatory moment if you will.
There was a moment in the worship service when I wondered how special it would be to have the very first time I dance be at s wedding with my new bride. (If I ever find a lady special enough to marry.) Then a second thought popped in my brain. Saving my very first dance for my bride would be pretty special but how much MORE special would it be if I had that first dance with Jesus after I’m in heaven. (It would be easier too cuz then I wouldn’t worry about losing my balance lol)
Doing so might mean living the rest of my days on crutches but that’s ok, because God can use me either way. In fact, it’s been said that my witness for Christ is louder because of my need for crutches.
I was given the gift of a handicap to keep me in constant touch with my limitations. Satan's angel did his best to get me down; what he in fact did was push me to my knees. No danger then of walking around high and mighty! At first I didn't think of it as a gift, and begged God to remove it. Three times I did that, and then he told me, My grace is enough; it's all you need. My strength comes into its own in your weakness.Once I heard that, I was glad to let it happen. I quit focusing on the handicap and began appreciating the gift. It was a case of Christ's strength moving in on my weakness. Now I take limitations in stride, and with good cheer, these limitations that cut me down to size—abuse, accidents, opposition, bad breaks. I just let Christ take over! And so the weaker I get, the stronger I become.1 Corinthians 12:7-10