The first Christmas after we got married, Coach put a little plaque in my stocking. Here is what it said:
This smile-producing gift was his way of confessing our inadequacy to be perfect… and just when I thought I had attained perfection by marrying him, the closest I came was to be "purfick". The plaque has hung on our Christmas tree each year since always reminding us of our intentions to accept one another as we are. It has been said...
“To accept another is to value their imperfections as much as their perfections.”
I am so thankful for Coach’s grace and even more thankful that both he and God know that I am not perfect. This restoring scripture has been the cornerstone for my life on many occasions…
“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”
2 Corinthians 12:9 NIV
Despite striving to live a God-pleasing (i.e. perfect) life, I realize that even with my best intentions and determination, I stumble and fall short. By my strength alone, it is impossible… re-vitalization is needed. The good news is that by His grace, Christ lives in me and although I am not, He is perfect. Paul declares it with these insightful words…
“It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God.” Galatians 2:20
The power of God in our lives overcomes the imperfect through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit …
CONNECTING OUR WEAKNESS TO GOD’S STRENGTH
"As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him; for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust." Psalm 103:13-14
God is not only in the business ofour FORMATION, but He is an expert in our RE-CREATION, REVITALIZATION AND RESTORATION.
Blessings… as your “purfick” becomes “perfect” because Christ lives in you.
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