Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh.
2 Corinthians 12:7

Paul experienced the “thorn” right after a trip to heaven. He experienced the victory of the summit and the shadow of the valley in a matter of ten verses! It is not inconsistent of God to lift you to a summit in one moment, then put you in the shadows the next. A heavenly experience can be hazardous to our follow because it causes us to coast. Coasting Christians become comfortable Christians. Comfortable Christians are unusable! God can only glorify Himself through us and God can only use us if we are kept in the position of humility and weakness. The condition for God displaying his power in our lives is not our strength or ability. It is our weakness and inability. Our weakness is the stage on which God displays His power and strength!

Pray to be a useful Christian.

Live Forever Free,

Matt

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