“For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.”
(Phil 4:13 NLT)
We often quote this verse but if we spent time to meditate on it, we will realise how powerful it is and we would declare it with much more conviction. We know that if we depend on Christ to help or guide us in whatever we do, then this means that we do not do it without his strength.
As believers in Jesus, the Holy Spirit dwells within us and this means the unmatchable power of Almighty God is enabling us to live supernaturally natural lives. This is God’s strengths, enabling us to believe that what is impossible for us is possible for God and what we have lost, He is able to restore and bless us exceeding above more than we can ask God or think. We are strengthened in our faith to believe him for miracles not just for ourselves but also for others. When we live in partnership with God in the Spirit, we remain empowered or strengthened, able to gain supernatural knowledge or revelation of God’s wisdom.
“Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.” (Eph. 3:20 NLT).
As we know, we serve a God of relationship and therefore whatever we desire Him to do for us, He desires to do it with us whenever it is possible, teaching and healing us in the process where necessary.
Romans 8:11 also comes to mind:“The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you.” (NLT).
Having the life of God as well as actively partnering with Him in obedience, it is inevitable that we develop the knowledge of God’s nature and what He requires from us. This knowledge strengthens us, so that we can do exploits (Daniel 11:32) to the glory of His name.
There is nothing you cannot do,
if God is the author of it
and approves of it.
So go do it!
(c) Deborah E.Nyamekye 8/06/2016