But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. 2Cor. 4:7
I have a treasure in me, the treasure is the knowledge of Christ, His Spirit which dwells within this earthen vessel. I can do nothing of myself, but it is His Spirit which leads and speaks, which shines within this imperfect vessel. His power which is in me. The same power that raised Jesus from the dead is within me. So no longer do I desire to sit around and do nothing to hide, or dwell within the safety of my Christianity and my Christian friends, but to go out into the world and allow His Power to be shown within me. Anything else, my pride, my emotions, my selfishness, is of me, and plainly shown to be of me. But suffering for the sake of the Kingdom, for wisdom, love, truth and grace are of Him, for He is in me and I abide in Him. May I be quiet and allow His Spirit to speak, may I quiet my emotions and allow Him to listen, may I allow Him to move me to pray and to do for others, thus allowing His excellency of Power to be shown, and Him be glorified. May it be shown also in you today!