Oh Philippians 4:13! Lord, help us to really get it. For Your Glory.
I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Lord, help us not to cheapen this passage by casually muttering it before quickly muttering something that you may or may not have called us to. When we really see it, in context, in light of Paul’s life – it means so much more. It CAN mean so much more to us.
Paul is talking about need and abundance, He can take hunger or plenty when the Lord is the One is strengthening Him. And we can walk in the same way. And that truly means so much more to me than knowing I could run a mile in under ten minutes or achieve all my personal financial goals.
We serve a God who doesn’t just save us from our sin, doesn’t just redeem our life from the pit, He also says – “Hey, whatever life situation I hand you for the sake of my glory: if it’s plenty, if it seems like not enough, if it’s easy or rough – I’m going to give you the strength to get through it. Because I love and because that’s the best way for it to happen and you can trust Me.”
Woosh. That’s good stuff.
You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you.