DO YOU KNOW THAT YOU are the recipient of limitless ability . . . incredible strength? Just read a few familiar lines out of the Book, slowly for a change.
DO YOU KNOW THAT YOU are the recipient of limitless ability . . .
incredible strength? Just read a few familiar lines out of the Book, slowly
for a change:
- "I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength" (Philippians
- "Each time he said, 'My grace is all you need. My power works best in
weakness'" (2 Corinthians 12:9).
- "And because of his glory and excellence, he has given us great and
precious promises. These are the promises that enable you to share his
divine nature and escape the world's corruption caused by human desires" (2
And one more:
The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience.
And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you
can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can
1 CORINTHIANS 10:13
Wait a minute now. Did you read every word—or did you skip a line or two?
If so, please go back and slowly graze over those four statements written
to you, a Christian. It's important.
When we face the tough trials in our lives, our response comes down to two
common words in our vocabulary. Little words—but oh, so different!—"can't"
We prefer to use "can't."
Yet any Christian who really takes those four passages seriously will have
to confess the word really should be "won't." Why? Because we have been
given the power, the ability to overcome. The moment you begin believing
the truth about God's supernatural enablement that allows you to overcome
your struggle rather than succumb to it, will be the moment you step into a
whole new experience of joyful living and freedom. The question is not "why
can't you?" The question is "why won't you?"