I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Under the old covenant of law, man works for God. That’s why the law states very clearly, “You shall not…you shall not…you shall…you shall…” (Exodus 20:3–17). The focus is on you working. Under grace, God works. That’s why, in reference to the new covenant, God said, “I will…I will…I will…” (Hebrews 8:8–12). You rest in His “I wills” as He works in you, through you and for you.
Today, the question is, how do we rest in His “I wills” on a practical basis and see the Lord doing what He wants to do in our lives?
My friend, it’s simple. Let’s suppose that you have an important sales presentation to make and your boss expects you to clinch the deal. Instead of worrying, bring Jesus into the picture. See Him giving the presentation. See Him clinching the deal. Just tell Him, “Jesus, this is Your assignment. This is Your project.” Involve Him and allow Him to work in you, through you and for you. The more you rest in Him, the less the stress and the greater the success you’ll have.
Beloved, the more you let go, trust in Jesus and rest in Him, the more you’ll find that you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you. He will strengthen you and work mightily in you to give you good success!
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