To say “I am weak and He is strong,” is far, far more than a nursery school song. Unfortunately, personal weakness in those who will not acknowledge it is hidden by pride. Those who take ownership of their weakness and come to the Lord will not be disappointed nor rejected. Actually our Father has been waiting for you to come to this point. He has organized every situation and encounter to bring you to the point where life becomes greater than you can handle and it breaks you. He comes to pick you up not reject you. Our submission to true honesty about ourselves opens us up to the very heart of God to fill us. His benevolent embrace brings us out of our brokenness into a new state of being. The Kingdom of God, the bible says, is “Righteousness, Peace and Joy in His Spirit.” The Kingdom is not a place but is a condition. He brings to the humble the very qualities of Heaven. I believe this wonderful Truth. God is not trying to get us to Heaven but He through Jesus, has brought the Kingdom to us here on the earth where we really need it.
Not all will allow the painful revelation of personal inner weakness to lead them to the true restoration that only the Father can give. Without being Fathered by God, what do we have to give this confused world? It can only be manufactured concepts with no redeeming value resulting in false images of God. All mankind has weakness. When leaders have not had an authentic encounter with God and do not know His continuous abiding Presence, there is an emptiness that demands to be filled with something. The choice is to swallow pride and call out to God to heal the soul, or erect a religion empty of redeeming eternal values.
Only God can give Power to transform us to be His Son or Daughter.
When you have it you will know it!
Some traditions and rituals do help us toward God, but eventually Jesus fills all places in the heart with Himself.
There is the danger of putting God in a box here. At times He seems to break many of my concepts about Him. Even dead traditions can be given Life from God to help a hungry heart, for a time. One must be careful and have Heavenly Wisdom when helping others. Spiritual fathers and mothers are particularly gifted with wonderful discernment. Their love brings many from faith in traditions to a wonderful experience of Love and Family.
When all is said and done ,it is the Father's love through Jesus that takes us to heaven and nothing more.