Thursday, April 10, 2014

I Can Do All Things Through Him Who Strengthens Me

By Shelly Burke

"I can do all things through Christ Who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13

~I~ I am the one who has to take responsibility for the things I need to do—no one else can.

~Can Do~   Can. Not “might” or “possibly could” or “can do the easy things” but can take the actions necessary. I might not like it, I might not want to do it, but I can do, with God’s help.

~All Things~ Not “some things” or “most things” or “the easy things;” not just “fun things” or “pretty things” but all things—the ugly things, the things that I never imagined I’d have to do, the sad things, the unfair things—all things that I need to do.

~Through Him~ Not by myself, but through Him, with His help—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We—God and I—will do it together. He will be with me every single second. 

~Who Strengthens~ I don’t have to feel strong; I don’t have to be strong. He will do the strengthening that allows and enables me to do what I need to do.

~Me~ He strengthens me when I need it. He cares enough to help me do what I need to do, when I need to do it.

Thank You, Lord, that You care enough about me and what I’m going through to give me the strength to do what I need to do. Thank You that I am not alone in anything I need to do. Amen.

What are you asking the Lord to strengthen you to do today? 
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Today's post is based on John 14:6, and gives us the ONLY way to eternal
life with the Lord. 


  1. Lately it seems like I never have enough time to do everything I feel I need to do, let alone the things I would like to do. I pray every day that the Lord will help me to choose to do those things that he needs me to do, and that he will help me to know what is the most important use of my time.

    1. I understand, Marcy; there are days I feel the same way! It's hard to choose which things to do or not do, especially when they are all "good" things. I pray every day that if the Lord wants me to cut down/quit/do less of any certain thing, that He will make that clear to me, and that if I'm to continue with everything He will give me the energy and enthusiasm to do them all. I've also thought of this--it's a blessing that we have so many things we enjoy doing, even if we have to squeeze our time to get as many in as possible! God's blessings to you!

  2. What a perfect, beautiful break down of this amazing passage! Thanks for that blessing.

    1. Thank you so much, Donna! I pray that my words will touch hearts and I am glad you enjoyed it. Thank you for commenting!


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