I found this message by Pastor Mike Walls which totally blessed my heart this morning! I wanted to share it with you because its applications are not outdated. All of us reading this right now are going through some kind of trial or time of testing.

Please take a moment and let it sink into your heart. Allow the Lord to speak to you and show you His grace.


I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. ~Philippians 4:13

I am resolved by the help of God that I will:

  • Like Paul, forget those things which are behind and press forward;
  • Like David, lift up mine eyes unto the hills from whence cometh my help;
  • Like Abraham, trust implicitly in my God;
  • Like Enoch, walk in daily fellowship with my heavenly Father;
  • Like Jehoshaphat, prepare my heart to seek God;
  • Like Moses, choose rather to suffer than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;
  • Like Daniel, commune with God at all times;
  • Like Job, be patient under all circumstances;
  • Like Caleb and Joshua, refuse to be discouraged because of superior numbers;
  • Like Joseph, turn my back to all destructive advances;
  • Like Gideon, advance even if my friends be few;
  • Like Aaron and Hur, uphold the hands of my spiritual leaders;
  • Like Isaiah, consecrate myself to do God’s work;
  • Like Andrew, strive to lead my brother to a closer walk with Christ;
  • Like John, lean upon the bosom of the Master and imbibe of His Spirit;
  • Like Stephen, manifest a forgiving spirit toward all who seek my hurt;
  • Like Timothy, study the Word of God;
  • Like the heavenly host, proclaim the message of peace on earth and good will toward all men;
  • Like my Lord Himself, overcome all earthly allurements by refusing to succumb to their enticements.

Realizing that I cannot hope to achieve these objectives by my own strength, I will rely upon Christ, for:

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. ~Philippians 4:13

I want to give you four thoughts from this scripture to help us in this life as a Christian.

I. PERSONAL – “I”

This scripture was written with every believer in mind to be used personally in his or her lives. This is one of the few exceptions when you can use the pronoun “I” without having the taint of pride involved.

II. PERFORMANCE – “CAN DO ALL THINGS”

Anyone can do any thing the Lord wants him or her to do if they want to do so. The problem is that people don’t want to do the tasks that God wants to do. That is one reason why the minority of the people do most of the work of the church. The word “all” involves all of the things found in God’s Word that are for our dispensation of grace.

III. POWER – “THROUGH CHRIST”

The key to the success of any Christian is through Christ. Christ is the only reason why we can do the work of God anyway. The word “Christian” has three letters at the end of it. It is the letters “i”, “a”, “n”. Without Christ, I am nothing. That is what those three letters represent to me.

Galatians 2:20 “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.”

IV. PEACE – “WHICH STRENGTHENETH ME”

When I do all things through Christ, I can do all things for they will strengthen me for the next thing. By doing these things, it gives me the peace of God.

~Pastor Mike Walls~
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