I can do all things
Philippians 4:13 - I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
This scripture peps everyone to go ahead and do all things in faith; but there are many who will say that they tried and they did not succeed. Did they lack faith? Maybe. But all those who abided by the scripture they had sure success.
If we look at the scripture closely, the Greek word used for 'through' is 'en' which occurs 2801 times in the the New Testament. Of these it has been translated as the following times: in 1902, by 163, with 140, among 117, at 113, on 62, through 39, misc 265.
Replacing the word 'through' with 'in' makes the scripture a sure success.
So next time we have plans to do something great, something impossible; let us ask ourselves firstly am I abiding in Christ, secondly are my desires in line with Christ' desires for me? Putting our plans in-line with God's plans for us will make our plans a success.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, You are true and your Word is true. Lord I have many desires but due to my short sightedness I do not know if they are good or bad on the long run. Lord, You know what is good for me and You have confirmed in your Word that all your plans for me are good and for my prosperity. Lord, change my plans to your plans so that I may be a success. I ask this in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
12 Who is the man that fears the LORD? Him shall He teach in the way He chooses.
13 He himself shall dwell in prosperity, And his descendants shall inherit the earth.
14 The secret of the LORD is with those who fear Him, And He will show them His covenant.
3 For I was envious of the boastful, When I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
4 For there are no pangs in their death, But their strength is firm.
5 They are not in trouble as other men, Nor are they plagued like other men.
6 Therefore pride serves as their necklace; Violence covers them like a garment.
7 Their eyes bulge with abundance; They have more than heart could wish.
8 They scoff and speak wickedly concerning oppression; They speak loftily.
9 They set their mouth against the heavens, And their tongue walks through the earth.
10 Therefore his people return here, And waters of a full cup are drained by them.
11 And they say, "How does God know? And is there knowledge in the Most High?"
12 Behold, these are the ungodly, Who are always at ease; They increase in riches.
13 Surely I have cleansed my heart in vain, And washed my hands in innocence.
14 For all day long I have been plagued, And chastened every morning.
17 Until I went into the sanctuary of God; Then I understood their end.
18 Surely You set them in slippery places; You cast them down to destruction.
19 Oh, how they are brought to desolation, as in a moment! They are utterly consumed with terrors.
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