A THORN FOR ME

Just like the apostle Paul, I asked God to remove my Thorn, but He said my Grace is sufficient. “I must boast, although it does not do any good. I will go on to visions and revelations from the Lord. I know a man in Christ. Fourteen years ago – whether in his body or outside of his body, I do not know, but God knows – that man was snatched away to the third heaven. I know that this man – whether in his body or outside of his body, I do not know, but God knows – was snatched away to Paradise and heard things that cannot be expressed in words, things that no human being has a right even to mention. I will boast about this man, but as for myself I will boast only about my weaknesses. However, if I did want to boast, I would not be a fool, because I would be telling the truth. But I am not going to do it in order to keep anyone from thinking more of me than what he sees and hears about me. To keep me from becoming conceited because of the exceptional nature of these revelations, a Thorn was given to me and placed in my body. It was Satan’s messenger to keep on tormenting me so that I would not become conceited. I pleaded with the Lord three times to take it away from me, but he has told me, “My grace is all you need, for my power is perfected in weakness”. Therefore, I will most happily boast about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.(2 Corinthians 12:1-9)  A thorn in my flesh so I will not boast of myself, but that I may boast of Jesus Christ in my flesh, ” His Grace is sufficient.  A thorn so I may boast of the power of God to the Revelation of Jesus Christ at work in my spirit. “your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven”.  Well, just another “Jewels of Nuggets” for the Soul.