Can do!

1954 construction

1954 construction (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us. 

Glory to God in the church!
Glory to God in the Messiah, in Jesus!
Glory down all the generations!
Glory through all millennia! Oh, yes! – Ephesians 3:20-21

I’m reading a book written by a friend who went through the building of a new house. The journey was all there’s as the family pitched in to help it come to be. There were times they thought the job was too big, but God brought them through by sending the right people to help, providing for them as they purchased supplies, and gave them a “can do with God” attitude that helped them reach the goal.

Not only did they reach their goal in building the house, but many life lessons were learned through the experience. They learned the importance of family with blessings and tragedies, the faithfulness of God, and how they were not only building on their house, but on their faith.

Are you thinking that a task you have before you is too much for you to do? You’re right, it is. It can be done, but the necessary element is God. He is inside of you and wants you to succeed. He can do it.

Prayer: Thank you for working inside of me, God, so that I can accomplish the tasks you have set before me. I pray that I follow and obey you for that is what I am responsible for … you do all the rest. Amen

Faith Tip: Allow God to work within you to accomplish those tasks that seem overwhelming to you.

Who is he?

blank faces - who will we be?

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Once when Jesus was praying in private and his disciples were with him, he asked them, “Who do the crowds say I am?”

They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, that one of the prophets of long ago has come back to life.”

“But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?”

Peter answered, “God’s Messiah.” – Luke 9:18-20

God was always out there somewhere in Lisa’s life. She knew when struggles came, she was to pray and hope for the best. She daily lived her days working full time and caring for her two school-aged children. Life was busy, but she got by.

At church, the pastor was reading the Scripture where Jesus was asking the disciples who they thought he was. The message the pastor gave showed the importance of knowing who Jesus is to us. So as a response, they passed out pieces of paper to the congregation for them to write down who Jesus was to them. Lisa stared at the blank piece of paper, and then stuck it into her purse.

We know who people are to us in the relationships we experience. Mother, father, friend, mentor, coworker, son, daughter, confidant, and more are some of the people we interact with in life. We relate to them according to the role they play in our life. What role does Jesus have in our life?

Prayer: I praise you, Lord, for the role you have in my life. I pray that our relationship grows stronger each day as you journey with me through life. Amen

Faith Tip: Determine the role Jesus has in your life. Is there a need for change?