Are you able?
Today I received just the word 'able' and many of us have a very wrong understanding on this word in the Bible. One of the main reasons we fail in our spiritual and cosmic life is the reason we try to do things ourselves.
In the Bible especially the KJV translation uses the word 'shall' in many places. In instructions the Lord gives us when we find the word 'shall' we think this instruction is for us and we try to do it and then struggle.
First thing we need to understand the word 'shall' is not used with 'I' or 'you' but with 'we', so everywhere we see the word 'shall' the instruction is not only for us but also for the Lord Himself. He is telling us that He will be party of making this happen, along with us. He will work with us as a team to make sure this task is completed successfully.
The Lord is omnipotent and everything is possible for Him, for He is able. When it comes to us we too are able not because we are omnipotent but because He who is omnipotent is with us and as a team we are able.
If we are struggling in any area in our lives we need to ask ourselves are we working with the Lord as a team or are we trying by our own selves?
It is time we put a big STOP sign on our single lanes for we all know how long and unsuccessful this lanes are. Let us as a team work with the One Who is Able and thus walk on the road of eternal success.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, forgive us for the times we have tried to do things and failed again and again. We took the small successes as victories and then found them turn as greater problems. Lord, help us to work with You by letting You work in us and through us. It is not we, but You in us and through us that we can have true success over all things for You are Able, and because of You we are able...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
28 And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him: and Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They said unto him, Yea, Lord.
29 Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you.
30 And their eyes were opened; and Jesus straitly charged them, saying, See that no man know it.
25 And which of you with taking thought can add to his stature one cubit?
26 If ye then be not able to do that thing which is least, why take ye thought for the rest?
27 Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
28 If then God so clothe the grass, which is to day in the field, and to morrow is cast into the oven; how much more will he clothe you, O ye of little faith?
29 And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind.
30 For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: and your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things.
31 But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you.
16 Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all,
17 (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.
18 Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be.
19 And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sara's womb:
20 He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;
21 And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform.
22 And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness.
Ephesians 3:20 - Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,
Hebrews 2:18 - For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.
Jude 1:24 - Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,
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