“All Things” ….
Paul emphasized that the power of Jesus lives inside of each believer.
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” is one of the most beloved declarations of the faith. We see it on posters and wall art, on bracelets and greeting cards, and even painted on the faces of sports personalities. At first glance, Paul’s words seem to bolster our American idea of personal empowerment — that we can truly achieve whatever we set our minds to …..
But Paul’s words weren’t those of self-empowerment, turning him into some kind of a superman. Rather, Christ’s Spirit in Paul empowered him to endure the difficulties and challenges of his calling. He was strengthened to achieve exactly what God had ordained him to achieve. And most importantly, he was able to go through it all with the joy of contentment and the assurance that God would finish exactly what He had started …..
What Paul’s declaration means to you is that the Holy Ghost will supernaturally empower you to do whatever God asks you to do. He prepares you, equips you, and then supernaturally transforms you to be a channel in which to work in and through you ….
What is it you have to do? Know that whatever it is, God never planned for you to do it on your own. No, He will do the heavy lifting if you will do the heavy trusting …..
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“I can do whatever God wants me to do! Because the Spirit of Christ is in me, I am filled with the same power that raised Jesus from the dead, and I am empowered to do the greater works He has promised. Christ in me gives me strength when I am weak, clarity when I feel confused, the right words when I need them, hope when I feel discouraged, joy when I am weary, and the ability to do whatever God asks of me” …..
“I can do ALL THINGS through Christ which strengtheneth me.” (Philippians 4:13)