When you feel that you are being stripped down to the bone and cry out to God b/c you are weak and you know you can not do this on your own, He reminds us that it is right where He wants us. As a gardener prunes the vine so it can bear more fruit, He prunes us down to the core so that the only thing left...is Him. Father, may we respond with "Daddy, here I am!" Use me, strip me of my own abilities, so that whatever is left is YOU! May they just see YOU!
A song from Casting Crowns "In Me."
If you ask me to leave out of my boat on the crashing waves
And if you ask me to go preach to a lost world that Jesus saves
I'll go but I can not go alone cuz i know I'm nothing on my own
But the power of Christ in me makes me strong, makes me strong!
Cuz when I'm weak, you make me strong
When I'm blind, you shine your light on me
Cuz I'll never get by...living on my own ability
How refreshing to know you don't need me
How amazing to find that you want me
So I'll stand on your truth and I'll fight with your strength
until you bring the victory, by the power of Christ in me.
If you asked me to run and carry your light into a foreign land
If you asked me to fight deliver your people from Satan's hand
I'll go but I can not go alone
Cuz I know I'm nothing on my own
The power of Christ in me makes me strong, makes me strong!
To reach out through your hands, to see the world through your eyes
To love with the love of the Savior
To feel with your heart, and to think with your mind
I'll give my last breath for your glory!