How Strong Are You?
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." (Philippians 4:13)
The small squirrel, scurrying like crazy to get out of our way on the walkway, was holding onto a good-sized pinecone. He wasn’t about to lose his treasure! Amazing that he could grasp and drag something almost as large as he was. And how many times have you seen an ant picking up a crumb larger than itself?
We can work out, have great biceps and abs. We can exercise our brains and have great info and knowledge. But supernatural strength comes from the Lord, above and beyond our own abilities.
You are stronger than you think with God’s help and power behind you. It is good to know where our inner strength comes from and who gives us that gift.
So how strong are you? Very strong, in Christ. And that is good news!
You have the mind of Christ:
"Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus." (Phil 2:15)
"'Who has known the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?' But we have the mind of Christ." ( 1 Cor 2:16)
The Lord gives you wisdom:
"If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you." (James 1:5)
The Lord gives you strength:
"It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure." (Psalm 18:32)
"Don't be afraid, for I am with you. Don't be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you." (Isaiah 41:10)
"He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak." .(Isaiah 40:29)
The Lord gives you direction:
"In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths." (Proverbs 3:6)
"The mind of man plans his way, But the LORD directs his steps." (Proverbs 16:9)
In fact, 'greater things you will do’:
"Very, verily I say unto you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these" (John 14:12)
"I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being." (Ephesians 3:16)
"Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always." (1 Chronicles 16:11)
Sally I. Kennedy ©2014