WORKING ON HIS ENERGY
There are times in our lives when God gives us a task that we feel we cannot accomplish. We need to remember these words, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” God has given us the power to do His work and His will. We cannot do it on our own. Regardless of our intellect, we need God. We can do nothing in our own energy. The scripture reference is Colossians 1:24.
“I am glad when I suffer for you in my body, for I am participating in the sufferings of Christ that continue for his body, the church.”
Paul declares that he is able to do all things through Christ who strengthens him. Paul knows that he cannot do anything on his own. His energy comes from the Lord. Paul was a well-learned and tutored man, yet, he was wise enough to know that he needed God. He continued to strive with all the energy within him. Both day and night, he trained his body and mind so that he would have the strength to do all that God had summoned him to do. Like an athlete puts forth an extraordinary effort through God’s power. It is my prayer today that you will never do anything without the power of God and that you rely upon Him to do the things He has called you to do.