Sunday, July 20, 2014

Share Your Faith: Do All Things

This little boy, learning to walk with his new legs, is inspiring. As we watch the clip, we want to root for him. We know he is working hard to do this by himself because he tells his mom “I got it” over and over again.

Think about this Bible verse:

I can do all things through him who strengthens me. (Philippians 4:13, ESV)

It is easy to think that this verse is telling us that we can do anything we set out to do. The truth is we can do NOTHING we set out to do.We need God's help for everything, every big thing and every little thing.

We want to say to God “I got it” but what we need to say is “I need you.”

God is ready to help us with big things like learning something new, or living through something very sad, or scary. Yes, God is ready to help us when we really need him.

Now read the verses that come just before:

I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. (Philippians 4:11b-12, ESV)

Sometimes God helps us to accomplish big things. Sometimes God helps us to be content and to accomplish little things.

Things like obeying your mother when she asks you to clean your room.

Like obeying your father when he needs your help picking up sticks from the lawn.

Like being content with what you have, instead of complaining and whining for more.

Like learning to share what you have, even if you do not have much.

What has God helped you with, lately?

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