|作者簡介 鮑勃和黛比·蓋斯 Bob and Debby Gass 鮑勃·蓋斯牧師出生於北愛爾蘭貝爾法斯特，十八歲移居美國。 在他服事主超過四十多年後，於1992年開始著手寫The Word For You Today“得力的一天”。 他的靈修文章善於激勵與啟迪人心，更幫助許多讀者每日倚靠主、與主同行。 The Word For You Today“得力的一天”，最初在美國發行， 後來經由英國UCB電台的推廣，目前除了英國、澳洲，在全世界各地有不同的語言版本， 每季發行超過三百五十萬冊。 鮑勃·蓋斯牧師希望藉由每日的靈修小品， 使讀者得著神的啟示與靈感，更深切的渴慕神的話。|
“Their weakness was turned to strength. They became strong in battle.”
The word metamorphosis means to be changed from one form into another. In Hebrews chapter eleven, we find famous people such as Moses and David. Did they have weak- nesses? Yes. Did they sometimes struggle? Absolutely. But: “Their weakness was turned to strength. They became strong in battle.” Picture a caterpillar morphing into a butterfly. It starts out slow and slimy, and takes hours to crawl two or three feet. When it undergoes the process of metamorphosis, however, it becomes a beautiful butterfly that can fly long distances by simply riding the air currents. The butterfly's wings developed as a result of struggling in the cocoon until it broke free. No fight, no flight! Getting the idea? Are you struggling with something today? Are you in a spiritual battle? It's your struggles that develop your strength, and your battles that bring your victories. Satan doesn't want you to know that. He hopes the battle you are in will destroy you instead of develop you, so he keeps pouring on the pressure. When Paul's life became so hard that he thought he couldn't stand another day of it, God told him, “My grace is enough; it's all you need. My strength comes into its own in your weakness” (2Co 12:9 TM). How did Paul respond? He writes: “It was a case of Christ's strength moving in on my weakness. Now I take my limitations in stride, and with good cheer, these limitations that cut me down to size—abuse, accidents, opposition, bad breaks. I just let Christ take over! And so the weaker I get, the stronger I become” (vv. 9-10 TM).
Heb 11:34 NLT
Hebrews 11:34 New Living Translation (NLT)
quenched the flames of fire, and escaped death by the edge of the sword. Their weakness was turned to strength. They became strong in battle and put whole armies to flight.