Friday, March 25, 2011
God hit me over the head this morning as I was already sighing exasperatedly at Buddy's first "I can't" of the day. I started to grumble to Jon about how I didn't like that phrase when I could almost hear God saying, "How many times have you told me 'I can't' lately?". Talk about conviction.
We as adults tell our Heavenly Father all the time some form of the "I can't" phrase:
"I can't witness to that person down the street; they'll never listen."
"I can't memorize long passages of Scripture; it is just too hard."
"I can't make it to church today to worship You, I'm just too tired."
"I can't read my Bible today; there is a really cool new episode on t.v."
But Philippians 4:13 tells another story..."I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." All things is so inclusive! When we are called to do something for the Lord, He will strengthen us and enable us to perform the tasks that He has asked of us. I'm going to start clinging to Philippians 4:13 with the hope that the next time God asks me to do something, I respond, "Yes Lord, I can!"