13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Today’s Inspiration: The Lord is our strength and song. He had become our salvation. It is His strength that we need. Philippians 4:13 says we can do all things through Christ who strengthened me. As Jesus’ disciples, we must seek to be a man or woman after God’s heart, devoting ourselves to the pursuit of intimacy with God. In fact, full-hearted focus pursuit of Jesus is a mark of mature Christianity and devotion. Philippians 4:13 to 15. Pursue towards the upward call of God in Christ Jesus leaving your past behind. You cannot pursue and have hunger for Him if you do not leave your past glory. Many still keep thinking of their past glory. Hence they cannot move forward with Christ.
What you learned must be personalised and applied to your life. Philippians 4:9. We have been talking about faith. Without faith, righteous, holiness and purity of any kind cannot come in. In fact righteousness comes through faith in Christ Jesus.
As we walk by faith, we must learn to see our present circumstances in the light of future promises of God like many mighty men of God in the Bible. Believe with confidence that God will accomplish the good work He started in you Philippians 1:6. Know that Jesus is in you even though you are still battling lack, relationship or sickness. He will see you through. Believe that when God asked you to do something, He is able to provide the strength in you to do it.
Whether in good times or bad times, we need to be steadfast in our living because our full trust is in Him. Only He can see us through. Even if the economy is bad, God’s people are not affected because God is our source. He can keep us in times of scarcity and plenty. If God can use the ravens to feed Elijah what cannot He do for you? He is the same as then. We ought to learn to be content in all circumstances, and not to be anxious in all circumstances but devote ourselves to present to God our thanks always in prayer and petition Philippians 4:6 and when you do so, you must come with great expectations.
Our God is such a gracious and loving God as we can see from His provision in the wilderness to the Israelites despite their unbelief in many occasions and despite their rebellion. It is not for their name’s sake that signs and wonders follow but for His name’s sake. Psalm 78:40-42, 51-53, Psalm 23:3. God will not give His glory to anyone else.