Monday, January 04, 2010

All Things

I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.
~Philippians 4:13


I have to tell you, right now this verse makes my knees knock together. It makes me wonder what things will come along that will be far beyond me—things that will make me rely on God's strength.

But it doesn't have to be this way. I don't have to stand there, trembling and biting my nails in fear of what's coming.

I can have an attitude of confidence instead of fear!

Because Christ is in me, because I follow Him, He strengthens me. With His strength, I can handle all that He has planned for me. If I'm bound up by fear, He's not as free to work through me. But if I'm confident of God's power and strength in me, He's able to shine through me more.

I've been thinking about this verse a lot recently, thanks to Joanne at An Open Book, and I'm so glad she chose it for today's Monday Manna. Join us there for links to more thoughts on Philippians 4:13.
Monday Manna


As I did my daily Bible reading today, I came to 1 Samuel 12:16.
Even now, take your stand and see this great thing which the Lord will do before your eyes.

That led me to Exodus 14:13-14
Do not fear! Stand by and see the salvation of the Lord which He will accomplish for you...The Lord will fight for you while you keep silent.

I don't need to be strong, or able to leap tall buildings in a single bound. I need to rely fully on God. I need to cling to Him and let His strength work through me. I think too many times I make it more difficult then has to be and I work and worry myself into a tizzy like the little red head.

I need to take my stand and see what God will accomplish.
His work.
His strength.
For His glory.

3 comments:

  1. Someday you'll know what this so important quote means to me today, Patty. "The Lord will fight for you while you keep silent."

    Thanks

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  2. God WILL equip us. All we need to do is rely upon him, and eed to cling to Him and let His strength work through me..

    Powerful - and thanks for participating, my dear!

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  3. We're good to go because we have superpowers others don't have! :D

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