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In All Things

In the Word

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

Of the Word

Meeting a friend to exercise early each morning had seemed a great idea during the summer. As the daylight decreased, it got more and more difficult. If only the crack of dawn came at noon, it would be manageable. “I just don’t have the strength!” became the daily excuse.

Christians know exactly where to turn in times of crisis. We believe God alone has the power to change our situation; we alone can do nothing. We forget He is the Lord of our entire life, even the average times. The apostle Paul stated firmly, I can do all things through him who strengthens me (Philippians 4:13). Those “things” include our routine struggles to serve Him and do His will. God is our strength at all times.

We do not need to evaluate the worth of our concerns. The Holy Spirit welcomes our prayers to help us make healthy lifestyle choices or refrain from participating in office gossip or use our computer time wisely. He wants us to seek and trust His guidance in our every weakness. He is the God of every faltering step in our walk of faith.

Walking with my Lord

Lord, may I always acknowledge You as the only source of strength in my everyday, ordinary life. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Mustard Seed: From Quiet Times to Noisy Love. Jan Struck, author. 1/30 ©2013 Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, 801 Seminary Place Ste. L010, St. Louis, MO 63105. www.lwml.org

Unless otherwise indicated, Scripture quotations were taken from the ESV Bible® (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.

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