Quotes and highlights from Chapel, January 5, 2018.
The beginning of January is the time of year where we get to reset our lives in a sense. This is the time of year where we get to rethink and replan who we are and what we’re doing… it’s the New Year and with that comes New Year resolutions; those things that you declare you will do or not do during the year. Things like: eat better, eat less sugar and fat, or exercise more, not be so lazy, whatever!
Think for a moment… What are your New Year Resolutions? What if anything is possible, what would your resolutions be then?
Above all, I want you to understand that the “solution” to any question, issue, conflict, or need you have now or will ever have is found in someway through a connection with Christ Jesus. Making a resolution (whether it’s a new year or on any day) is fine, but so many people do it without tapping into the power necessary to see it through.
What I want to share with you is this idea…
Philippians 4:13 NKJV 13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
What does this mean?
Philippians 4:13 means we are able to face this world and keep moving forward. When the world knocks us down or puts up an obstacle we’re able to get up or climb over it. But I also think it means that in divine moments (moments where God calls us to something extraordinary) we have the ability to tap into unbelievable power.
If you ask King David, Philippians 4:13 means you can face any giant. If you ask the disciples it means you can weather any storm. If you ask Gideon it means you can defeat your enemies, no matter how big their army is or how small your army is. If you ask Peter it means you can do the impossible, like walk on water. If you ask Jesus it means life never ends. Can you imagine that kind of power… so amazing!
What if anything was possible… what would you do this year?