Friday, June 23, 2017

There Is No Such Thing As "I Can't!"


 “All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness” (2 Tim. 3:16); “I can do all things through Christ who Strengthens me” (Phil. 4:23); “My God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus” (Phil. 4:19).

Hey Gang:  Gramps version, “There’s nothing like the written Word of God” for showing us truth, correcting our mistakes, training us to live God’s way”  or “Words, what you say isn’t very important - but what God says has eternal significance.” 

You say, “It’s impossible!”  God says, “With me all things are possible” (Lu. 18:27).  You say, “I’m exhausted,” God says, “Wait on Me, I’ll renew your strength” (Isa. 40:31).  You say, “Nobody loves me,” He says, “I have loved you with an everlasting love” (Jn. 31:3).  You say, “I can’t go on.”  He says, “My grace is sufficient for you” (2 Co. 12:9).  You say, “I don’t know what to do,” God says, “I’ll direct you” (Pro. 3:5). 

You say, I can’t do it.” God says, “You can do all things through Me” (Phil 3:13).  You say, “It’s not worth it.:  He says, “It will be – just keep going” (Gal 6:9).  You say, “I can’t forgive myself”,  ”God says, “You can – because I have” (Eph. 4:32).  You say, “I can’t make ends meet, “He says, “I’ll supply all your needs” (phil. 4:19). 

You say, “I’m afraid.”  He says, “I didn’t give you a spirit of fear, but of…power” (2 Tim. 1:7).  You say, “I can’t handle this.” “God says, ”Give it to me; I’ll carry it for you,” (Psa. 55:22).  You say, “I don’t have enough faith,” He says, “I’ll give you faith” (Ro. 12:3). 

You say, “I’m not smart enough.”  God says, “I’ll give you wisdom” (I Cor. 1:30).  You say, “I’m all alone.”  He says, “I will never leave you or forsake you,” (Heb. 13:5).

So, friends, God honors our choices.  He does not tamper with your free will.  There is an adage that I have pinned on the inside of my dome of intellect that says, “My values determine my choices, which in turn determines my destiny.”  You will make choices today – will they feed the white dog or the black dog?

Blessings,

Gramps