Daily devotional for 8 August 2017 – Philippians 4:13
Dear brothers and sisters,
Today I want to meditate with you on the words from Philippians 4:13 (NIV):
13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
Speaking for myself I used to think that I was able to do alot through my own strength and abilities. But in the last years God has really humbled me and showed me that in fact on my own I can do nothing. All I am able to do is by Him and the strength that He gives me.
I know how easy it is when you have it easy in school and at work, or because for others you have enough money or just the right looks (of whatever makes you think you can do it own your own). But I found out, from the moment I thought that I really had it made and was in control of my life, that it was all an illussion. God really doesn’t like it when we exalt ourselves, because than it will also mean that we will put Him lower. I have God forgiveness for this (this arrogance). God showed me and is still showing me that I need to to trust on Him fully. As we speak I am still in that learning process. God is teaching me to trust on Him to put my trust on Him in everything I do, have and want. If I want to chance, than I need Him. If I want circumstances to chance, I need Him. If I want my health to be ok, I need Him.
WE ALL NEED HIM! KNOW THAT IT IS ONLY GOD THAT GIVES YOU STRENGTH. EXALT GOD, NOT YOURSELF!