“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13
A scripture that is often tossed around, but do we really believe it?
Think about it for a minute. Paul was talking about being content with plenty and with little in the surrounding verses. It was a learned behavior. But he extended that out to declare that he can do anything with the strength of Christ.
As a mother, I need to tap into Christ’s strength daily; hourly! But especially during some really hard times, like waiting through our adoption process, and even now we are still waiting for some things in order to move to the next step.
Hardships require His strength or we just crumble under the pressure. But how do we walk in it?
We ask. We read the Word and clothe ourselves in it. Meditate on the truths that we should live out. Combat the lies of the enemy with His truth. Put on the full armor of God. Everyday we wake up.
Living as a Christian is a war. It is not easy and we cannot do it alone or unarmed.
Raising children in today’s world is an equally tough battle because we fight for their souls to be protected from the world. We must tap into His strength and learn to walk in it. We also need to teach our children how to do that and pray it over them until they are mature enough to know how to do it for themselves.
Today, I’m keeping things short and sweet. My to-do list before we travel to Africa just keeps getting longer, so bear with me over the coming weeks!
Today is actually our LAST day of the Philippians study. I know I have thoroughly enjoyed it and learned a lot from it. I hesitate to begin another formal Bible study right now with my travel upcoming. But I also do not want us to get out of the habit of being in the Word.
So, next week I will post an intro to our next study, which will be in the book of James. I will post the schedule and plan then. I encourage you to continue reading in the Word this week by tapping into Psalms or Proverbs. Those are always great places to read.
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