The counterfeit church hangs on this verse in Philippians and they use it to justify God giving them whatever their hearts desire. The writer of this devotional hit the keynote here. God does NOT give us whatever we want and we cannot do just anything we want to further our selfish desires.
The Scripture is talking about doing all things within the will of God that will be to the glory of God, not ourselves!
God is not the one accommodating people who seek their own desires regardless the cost to anyone else. Disaster will befall the self-focused and all those who seek to destroy and murder anyone who gets in their way. May not happen on this earth but the day they meet God face to face will be a heart wrenching day of their eternal decision. -Admin-
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13
You’ve probably heard the saying, “There’s nothing that God and I together can’t handle.” It places a modern twist on one of the most famous verses in the Bible: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” If your ambitions or efforts are WITHIN HIS WILL, you can be sure He will help you achieve them for His great glory. But there are famous examples of man’s attempts to circumvent God’s will only to meet disaster.
An account of one of man’s most renowned failures became a popular movie: Titanic. During a period of peace and prosperity, man built the largest luxury ship in history. Symbolically beating their chests, some proclaimed that Titanic was so large and well built that not even God could sink it. In many people’s self-aggrandizing minds, they saw no way such a massive trophy of human innovation could ever fail.
But on its very first voyage the Titanic made it only halfway to its destination. Its hull struck and iceberg so uneventfully that some passengers didn’t even notice it. A gash in the hull allowed in water.
The ship sank in the North Atlantic, famous for some of the most treacherous waters on the globe. Titanic’s survivors said that on the night man’s great prize sank, the water was peaceful. Like a still, small pond.
Lord, without You I can do nothing. Keep my efforts within Your will, and help me achieve things for Your glory.