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It's hard to imagine that anyone would choose to be weak over being powerful. But the way of Jesus sometimes calls us to do exactly that, with the understanding that somehow in our weakness we have the greatest impact.

Consider now your strengths and your weaknesses, and wonder which of these actually holds the greatest potential in your journey of faith.

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Then Jesus said to them, “Prophets are not without honor, except in their hometown, and among their own kin, and in their own house.” And he could do no deed of power there, except that he laid his hands on a few sick people and cured them. And he was amazed at their unbelief.

Mark 6:4-6a

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Jesus had an "off day." He only laid his hands on a few sick people and cured them. As a sick person, I think that sounds pretty good. For those few sick people who were cured, an off day for Jesus was the day they got well.

When you have an off day, when people around you make you feel inadequate, when you think you haven't done something as well as you should, remember that what you did might be the very thing that brings life to someone God loves.

Sarah Turner

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Lord, here are my hands. Make them your hands. Amen.

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Go

Now as you journey into this day
Go understanding that it is not you, after all,
Who is powerful.
Any weakness you know only opens the door
For God's power to become evident,
And weakness to become your greatest strength.

Sarah Turner

Sarah Councell Turner is an artist, gardener, and stepmom who has chronic fatigue syndrome. She lives in Virginia with her husband, two delightful teenagers, and a dog named Rosie.

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