“I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me.”
What a profound statement that is â€œused and abusedâ€ by all of us! That verse in Scripture goes so much deeper than the surface of our understanding, and we need to expand our minds and hearts to reach the depth of the meaning and purpose Christ intended. Let me explain what I mean by that statement.
So many times, we say â€œI can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.â€ However, there are extenuating circumstances â€“ is it Godâ€™s will and purpose for this task we take on? Another great question we must ask is, are we walking the walk and talking the talk? Can we truly expect God to strengthen us when these things are not in proper order?
We are so short sighted when we have an agenda and expect God to be there with strength on every occasion when our agenda isnâ€™t always in His will or to accomplish His purposes. We say the verse so casually without realizing that it is a â€œpromise of Godâ€ that should not be taken lightly. However, when our purpose and intent is Godâ€™s will for us, HIS STRENGTH is always there to accomplish all that He has asked of us to do. It is not HIS PROMISES that fail us, it is our failure to comply with HIS PERFECT WILL!
This is an excerpt taken from Jesus Lives and it is so pertinent to our subject: â€œMy promises are ripe with abundant blessings, but they are not for everyone. Only those who revere and worshipfully fear My Name will receive the promised benefits.â€Â That is so very true, and we must acknowledge this if we want to receive the benefit of His strength when we say â€œI can do all things.â€
“You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God,
for the Lord will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses His name.”