Has the Lord ever called you to do something so daunting, overwhelming, so outrageously wild, so beyond your capabilities and resources in your mind anyway, so seemingly absolutely impossible that you can’t even fathom how you could possibly take one single step in that direction? Oh, friend, I have been there over the years. Again and again in fact. And sometimes I need to be reminded of what I share with you now.
God calls His children to live by faith in Him. To put our trust in Him. To live in His strength rather than our weakness. To believe in Jesus Christ as Lord, to follow Jesus Christ as Lord, to live for Jesus Christ as Lord, to be filled with, led by, and empowered by the Spirit of Christ who lives inside His followers, and to be faithful in doing what God calls us to do as we live the way God calls us to live THROUGH CHRIST. The very Spirit of God, the Spirit of Christ who is God, lives inside followers of God!
In Christ, through Christ, and for Christ, THROUGH THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, we have ALL we need to do what to us seems, looks, and feels impossible WHEN IT IS THE WILL OF GOD FOR US!
When we look to Jesus, and put our hope and confidence in Jesus, and rest in Jesus, we CAN DO what He calls us to do – BY FAITH. Not in our weakness. But in HIS STRENGTH. So that THE LORD gets THE GLORY!
The devil tries to convince us we can’t do what God calls us to do. He tries to get us to be discouraged and quit or not even get started. Our flesh may get caught up in emotions as we take our eyes and hearts off the Lord and the Bible. People around us may try to discourage us and tell us we’ll never make it and shouldn’t even bother getting started in the direction God is calling us or should give up and turn around once we’ve started down the pathway the Lord leads us down. The devil may come at us exceedingly hard trying to wreak havoc on our relationship with God and trying to get us not to follow God and His will for us.
But the truth is WE CAN AND SHOULD do anything and everything God calls us to do – THROUGH FAITH in Jesus who will provide us with all we need to live in love for and honor of and reverence for and adoration of and praise and worship of and service to and obedience to God almighty in Christ, AMEN! All for the glory of Christ, AMEN!
“For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “THE JUST SHALL LIVE BY FAITH.”” Romans 1:17
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13