Why do so many believers experience weakness, despair and emptiness, as if they can’t go on? It is because they do not have the understanding that the Spirit gave Paul. They do not see all the provisions God has made possible for those who would claim them by faith!

Do you fit Paul’s description of a bountiful servant, one who has all he needs and more every day, even in crisis? Have you proved this by drawing on the bank of heaven?

For several years I worked with American evangelist Kathryn Kuhlman. Morning and evening I preached my heart out at her meetings, and I was usually wiped out by the end of the day. One night Kathryn said to my wife, Gwen, and me, “Let’s go out and get something to eat.” I told her, “I’m sorry, I’m just too tired. I’ve got to go to the motel and get some sleep.”

She looked at me quizzically and asked, “David, did you preach under the Spirit’s unction tonight?” I answered, “You know I was anointed. The altars were filled!”

Kathryn said quietly, “Then you’re missing something. If you’re ministering under the power of the Holy Ghost, you should be stronger at the end of the service than when you started because he is a quickening Spirit! The Spirit will give you freedom from weakness and exhaustion. He will renew your strength. All you have to do is ask.”

She was right. Since then, I have proved that truth in my ministry over and over. “And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work” (2 Corinthians 9:8 NKJV). To abound here literally means “ever-increasing; to have more at the end than at the beginning.” In other words, as the battle gets hotter, God’s grace increases. As weakness comes upon you, his strength comes on even greater, if you believe!