I Can Do All Things Through Christ, Both Great and Small

A very popular and inspirational and motivational Bible verse is:

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13 (NKJV).

More often than not I see this Bible verse used in the context of overcoming insurmountable obstacles and dire circumstances. But is this what the Apostle Paul had intended when who wrote his epistle to the Philippians? Or did he have something broader and more basic in mind.

I would like to challenge you to change the way you think about this verse. Consider that this verse was intended to help the saints in Philippi bring focus to their daily lives. “I can do ALL things” means just what it says – ALL things as in everything you do, day in and day out, from the mundane to the extraordinary. Our very breath comes from God, so even something as inconspicuous as breathing we can do, and are doing, through Christ who strengthens us to breathe.

Now take this new perspective of “all things” and apply it to every situation you face from this day forward. Going to school or work, strengthening your marriage, raising your children, recovering from a tragedy, and on and on it goes. All things means just that, ALL THINGS.

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