- Pastor Rolf Woodard
Daily Inspiration - Thursday, April 9, 2020
“It is God who works in you to will and to act according to His good purpose.” Philippians 2:13
A father and his young son returned home after a trip to the grocery store. The son loved being with his dad and wanted to help him finish the chore. In fact, he wanted to carry the largest bag - which was much too heavy for him - inside. The father had a simple solution. He put the bag in his son's arms and then picked him up and carried both inside.
What a lovely picture of how our Heavenly Father works within us. He loves our willingness to take on any assignment. But He knows what we can and cannot do in our strength. When the load is too heavy, the assignment too big, He honors our willing spirit by lifting us up and allowing us to do His work. He empowers us to accomplish more than we can in our own strength.
Charles Swindoll wrote, “The Lord doesn’t promise to give us something to take so we can handle our weary moments. He promises us Himself. That is all. And that is enough.”
Do all you can - but realize it is God's power working through you that makes the difference.
Father, thank You for this wonderful day You Have made. I will rejoice and be glad in it. Thank You for the wonderful assurance that I can accomplish great things with You working in and through me. In Jesus Name, I pray, Amen.