“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!” – Philippians 4:13 (NIV)
For a long time it was believed human beings could not dash 100 meter in less than 10 seconds. But come 1968 during the Mexico Olympics and Jim Hines completed the100-meters sprint in less than 10 seconds. Since that time dozen more have broken the 100 meter dash in less than ten seconds. In 2008 the Jamaican Sprinter Usain Bolt set a world record of completing the dash in 9.72 seconds.
You may wonder what had held back human beings until 1968 to beat the 100 meter dash in less than 10 seconds. There are those who had long argued that the human body could not achieve that feat. However, once Jim Jones, broke that feat, more and more athletes believed and right now the question is, if humans can do the 100 dash in less than 9 seconds! We are back again to where we started- again there are those who hold human beings cant; but maybe someday someone will come along and prove all wrong, because he believed.
In our verse today Paul exhorts us with a stirring motivation. At the heart of this simple message is belief and reliance on Christ. There are indeed those mountains that come our away and seem insurmountable. Everyone says it is impossible. But here is a good word of hope. Believe you can do all things in Christ Jesus!
Prayer for today: Lord Father God of Abraham, maker of heaven and earth, I commit to you all my tasks and desires, knowing that whatever stands in my way, I can do all things because of Christ who lives in me!