Mother Teresa: Where Strength Lies

August 23

“Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.”

~ Mother Teresa


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Sometimes I just want some good news. I need something to be excited about, something that will just get me to the next moment. Funny how conflict drives us into the ground but despite being ground nearly into dust just a simple word of encouragement lifts us up, helping us to rise out of the ashes like the Phoenix.

Isn’t the good news of Christ enough? It should be and when it is not, that should be a most troubling reality, as to where the state of our hearts are. If what Christ has done for me is not good news enough – on even the worst of days – I may not be as far on in my relationship with Christ as perhaps I thought.

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We all have our lapses of feeling we need some good thing to happen or take place in our lives, but the longer we fail to understand that we have all we need in Jesus Christ the further we truly are from being made over in His image. Christ must be sufficient enough, today – tomorrow – forever… If I need anything beyond Christ to make this day better then it is, I must be lacking somewhere in my faith. There is no counter action to the cross of Jesus Christ. There is nothing to be added to it that could possible improve my current life, wherever I may be found today. So no… I actually don’t need any more good news then what I’ve already been given and received. Anything else is just, well… extra. Still, there are days I venture out to the mailbox wondering if there may be more. Be faithful in the smallest of things, find gratitude in the smallest of all details and you will find your strength again. I am quickly reminded that above all, my Salvation in Christ, Jesus, is no small thing. He is enough.

Peace, Sean Gutteridge

Today’s Scripture: Numbers 30:2

If a man vows a vow to the LORD, or swears an oath to bind himself by a pledge, he shall not break his word. He shall do according to all that proceeds out of his mouth.

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