All things through Christ
October 3, 2014
You may recognize that as a glorious spiritual fact put forth by the Apostle Paul in Philippians 4:13: “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” What a wonderful promise! And what a reminder.
It doesn’t say “I can do some things through Christ and some things on my own.” Nor does it say “I’ll take advantage of Christ when I need him.” No, it says all things.
What does that mean? It means no guesswork. We don’t have to wonder whether we can be strong; be well; be safe; be smart; be happy; be good.
Jesus never wondered if God would care for him – and for the multitudes who followed him. He was so confident in the ever presence and all power of his heavenly Father that he always knew that healing and life and progress would be the outcome of his prayers. He had no doubt that God was willing and able to do as he asked.
And he told us to expect the same kind of response. He said, “all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.” (Matt 21:22) In fact, he went so far as to say, “He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do.” (John 14:12)
The same Christ which enabled Jesus to do all things, enables you to do all things.
Melissa Hayden is a Christian Science practitioner in Salem, OR. You can find more information and additional articles at this link. If you like what you’re reading, click the “add me” button.