Many in the Christian music industry know Dave Clark as a multi-talented, award winning songwriter. He has written twenty-five songs that have reached the number one spot on the Christian music charts. His songwriting transcends genre boundaries reaching into the markets of contemporary Christian, southern gospel and beyond. Larnelle Harris, Sandi Patty, Steve Green, 4Him, Phillips, Craig & Dean and Glen Campbell are just a few that have recorded his work. With so much writing success, one would think he would be strong, confident and secure with his own abilities by now. Not hardly. By his own admission in his latest book, LIVING IN THE POWER OF MY WEAKNESS, Clark admits he is a weak man that has learned how to live in the power of his weakness through Christ’s strength.
As Clark has served alongside many others in the ministry over the years, he realized he is absolutely not alone. In fact, weakness is something he’s found is a common struggle with others. Clark points out in the book that the admission of weakness alone doesn’t make one strong. Throughout the book, he uses real-life, personal testimonies and stories to demonstrate how to overcome insecurities by allowing Christ to become our strength. He touches on the topics of “surrender,” “embracing the call,” “waiting on God,” “servant-hood/humility,” “giving our best,” “trusting God” and so much more.
Overall, this book is a great encouragement for any Christian, but an especially great source of inspiration for ministry leaders that find themselves in and over their heads with “bigger than me” ministry assignments.
While reading, I underlined many profound thoughts of Dave’s, but my favorite was, “Your weakness doesn’t have the final say in who you become.”
LIVING IN THE POWER OF MY WEAKNESS is available in Christian book stores. For more information, visit: http://www.daveclarkwrites.com/.