“Favorite Verses”

Charlotte Mihalakis tells us, “When asked to pick my favorite verse and write about it, I found it hard to do.  I decided to pick the one that I say almost every day.

Philippians 4:13 – “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

I grew up and was saved in a Methodist Church where we seldom carried our Bibles to church.  The service there might be a verse or two read from the Bible and the sermons were more of a story rather than teaching us from the Bible.  As a young adult I did not know GOD’s Word well enough to have verses to rely upon in times of trials, decisions and even in times of praise.

I attended a Christian weekend that was without television, telephone and outside contact.  Time was spent in GOD’s Word, prayer and self-assessment.  It was at this time when Philippians 4:13 took on new meaning for me.  I have learned to go to GOD for everything.  I know that if I bring it to the LORD and wait and listen, that there is nothing I cannot do.

I have had many trials, heartaches and difficult times in my life but with GOD, I have made it through each situation and have had my faith increased each time.  What joy I have in knowing I am not alone and that GOD loves and cares for me in every little detail of my life.

So, each day I start my morning out by thanking and praising my Saviour as I remember and believe that “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”