I can do all things

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

This well known verse from Phiippeans verse 4:13 is a great encouragement for many of us.

The word “Do” is often seen to be an invitation to execute our own strength and determination to achieve ‘good things’ in our lives.

It actually refers to our willingness to allow Christ’s power to sustain us in difficulties and challenges. It also refers to Christ’s power within us to enjoy, to the full, the good success and abundance that does come our way.

I have found there is a battle going on in my soul at this time. Even as a Christian, after many years, I still find my self attempting to sort things out in my own strength.

With the economy in difficulty, jobs being lost, cut-backs here, cut-backs there, it is a challenging time for us all.

One response I’ve noticed is to get tough with the Devil! To stomp around declaring faith-filled scriptures,; praying fervently: rebuking this, rebuking that and generally getting into a right tizz about it!

But, behind all that spiritual bravardo there whispers a still small voice that says: “Seek first the kingdom or God and His righteousness, and all thee things shall be added to you.” (Matthew 6:33)

It is primarily a time of developing a closer relationship with God the Father. It is a time of standing still and seeing the salvation of the Lord God who is with us.

It is a time of believing His Word in love – and not in desperation (fear!)

What the Lord wants is for us to know that we have His promises first on the inside; and then, from out of the abundance of our hearts we speak His life on the outside.

In other words, it’s an ‘inside out’ job.

So here’s some scripture’s to help get us started on your inside-out breakthrough…

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

“I am strenghened with might through His Spirit in the inner man,…” Eph 3:16

“You will not need to fight in this battle. Position yourselves, stand still and see the salvation of the Lord, who is with you.” 2 Chron. 20:17

“Not by might or by power, but my My Spirit,” Zech 4:6

“…for the battle is the Lord’s,.. 1 Sam 17:47

What do you think? I’d love to have your comments.

Prosperity Gospel. “Promises In The Bible”

With the Economy suffering the effects of overheating, I realise that I been been spending not only my money in excess but have been ‘spending’ my words in excess too!

The senseless greed that has been driving me to buy more or less whatever I want has been driving me to ‘SAY’ more or less whatever I want! If it ‘pops into my mind’ then I’ll say it. (Often with dire consequences!)

The Bible says that out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. So the question I have to ask myself is ‘What is in my heart?’
Well, I guess the truth is there is a mixture of good stuff and bad stuff! There is a good deposit of God’s Word; and there is a deposit of the bad stuff of the world and the flesh – which is all fear-based!

Each moment of my waking day I have a choice to speak either good or bad – ‘life or death,’- as the Bible puts it.

So, now I see clearly the effects of drawing from a bankrupt financial economy, I am jolted into considering the effects of overdrawing from my bankrupt economy of the Word of God. Do I have enough of the life of God in me to weather these turbulent times?

I have come to the decision that NOW is the time to invest in the inflation busting, powerful and life-giving Word of God – not only to ‘weather the storms’ of life’s ups and downs but to prosper ‘in any situation and any economy. God’s Word is the only economy that will never go bust!

Perhaps you’d like to speak out and meditate on these Scriptural Promises, until they become part of your very being.

“Delight yourself in the Lord; and He shall give you the desires of your heart.” Ps. 37:4

“Blessed be the Lord, who daily loads us with benefits, even the God of our salvation.” Ps. 68:19

“That I may cause those that love Me to inherit substance; and I will fill their treasures.” Prov. 8:21

“But seek first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Mt. 6:33

“But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” Phil. 4:6

“Let the Lord be magnified, who has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant.” Ps. 35:27b

“That I may cause those that love me to inherit substance; and I will fill their treasures.” Prov. 8:21

“Beloved, I wish above all things that you may prosper and be in health, even as your should prospers.” 111 Jn. 2

I hope you have a happy and prosperous New Year.

PeterjFoster: Christian Life Coach

Hello world!

This is my space for expressing thoughts, ideas and encouragement for folk who want to see The Kingdom of Heaven come in both their own lives and the lives of others.

I am a Christian Life Coach and Writer (www.peterjfoster.co.uk) and am passionate to see the Body of Christ prosper in all that Father God has planned for us. I want this Blog Site to be a Blessing to you and am planning to keep you inspired and challenged with regular entries. If you have any thoughts or ideas to develop in this space, please let me know.

Peter J Foster.