The Power of Words – Part 1January 28, 2013
The Power of Words – Part 2January 30, 2013
“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” Philippians 4:13
Remember “all” means all. Just want to remind you that when the scripture says all, it means all. This verse is a positive “I can do” statement. It fits neatly into scripture because God can do all things. That’s the first thing to think. Is it even possible? Can God do it? If He can, then it’s possible.
Most people looking with a critical eye say this scripture can’t be true. I can’t do everything. I can’t jump as high as an NBA player can. That’s because you are looking at it through the eyes of the world. You limit God when you say something different from what He says. However, this is Paul saying it, not me. That’s makes it more valid for you, because you can do more than Paul could do it.
In yourself, your natural talents and abilities limit you. Through Christ, you are not limited. Renew your mind and take off the limits. I can do means to have the strength, power, ability, might, and the force to accomplish anything through the strength, power, ability, might, and force of Christ who supplies whatever you need to accomplish the task.
Don’t look at this verse and think of the things you can’t do. Don’t think about violating God’s laws, both moral and physical. In other words, don’t jump off a cliff. Even Jesus refused to tempt God, even though He could have jumped. Look at this verse as all the possibilities you can do. You don’t know what you can do through Christ. Use this verse to step out in faith believing you can do. You can do more than you are doing. Ask Him what it is He wants you to do, then believe you can through Christ’s power and might.