I have two songs running through my head all week and what the main theme is my God is able, faithful, mighty and strong to do whatever concerns my heart today.
What is concerning your heart today? Finances, children, economy just know your God is able.
Able means having power. The word says he staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform. (Romans 4:20, 21) Abraham was focused on God’s promise that He will be a father to many nations; he was 100 years old. Abraham did not dispute God’s promise because he was strong in faith. For he knew God is able and that God would also perform what He promised Abraham. God will do it in us and through us without any help from us; that should take the pressure off of us. But does it?
I struggle with my God who is strong and mighty…my God is faithful¹… my life has seen some extraordinary and impossible things…but is God able to do that one thing that I desire most? I wrestle with my unbelief. That is why the Lord gives me songs to push me in the right direction and make me believe that He is able more than able to do much more than I can ever dream². What I think I struggle most with is that He is noticing me; that Jesus Christ cares about me. He wants to dress up his little girl and show her off; and that scares me. My Father is pursuing me to believe that He is able more than able to make me what he wants me to be.² God is able and I am not. Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us. (Ephesians 3:20)
My God is able to make us faithful, mighty and strong, to stand firm through him; to be able to pick up the cross and follow after Jesus Christ. (Matthew 16:24)
We wrestle with addictions and wants and God is able to change that in us when we give it to Him. Do not hoard and keep secret your hurts, pains and sins give them to Jesus Christ and He will make a way for you. My God is able more than able to handle anything that come my way.²
Reading in my devotion today the writer Oswald Chambers says “God does forgive, but it cost the rending of His heart in the Death of Christ to enable Him to do so. The great miracle of the grace of God is that He forgives sin, and it is the death of Jesus Christ alone that enables the Divine nature to forgive and to remain true to itself in doing so.³” Christ death enables (to make able) God to forgive our sins. When Jesus draws you He makes you able to turn to Him and repent and believe on Jesus Christ. He then, sends His Spirit to live inside of you to make you His own.
God enable Jesus Christ to walk to the cross and he was credited righteousness. When Jesus Christ draws us as sinners and Jesus enables us to walk to the cross…repent…believe we are credited righteousness also. We receive the power of the Holy Spirit to work through us and around us to the people we come into contact. God is in control from the beginning of your relationship to the end; for He is able. The word says being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. (Phil.1:6)
If God can bring Jesus Christ into this world in human form; make Him walk to the cross to die; make Him take on all the sins of this world and spend three days in hell; make Him rise from the dead to live at the right of the Father. Do you not think He can make us live for Him? Do you not think He can change us?
Sarah the wife of Abraham laughed at the Lord when He said she would have a son. She didn’t have the faith to believe. The LORD says in Genesis 18:14 Is anything too hard for the Lord? I will return to you at the appointed time next year and Sarah will have a son. In the New Testament there are several accounts of verses that mean “but with God all things are possible”. (Matt.19:26; Luke 1:37, 18:27; Jer.32:17)
God promises in His word grace abounds to you
So, don’t worry⁴ about what you should wear, eat, finances or your deepest and darkest secrets; give it to God for He is able more than able to accomplish what concerns you to day.²
And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. (2Cor. 9:8)
Christ came to the cross in weakness but when He rose He received power to reign on this earth. (2Cor. 12:3) So we who have received the gift of righteousness also will reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ. (Romans 5:17)
- Who, by the power that enables Him to bring everything under His control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body. (Phili.3:21)
- …He is able to guard what I have entrusted to him for that day. (2Tim.1:12)
- Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because He always lives to intercede for them. (Hebrews 7:25)
- Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you. (James 1:21)
Jesus says…whoever comes to me I will never drive away. (John 6:37)
Believe this, this day! Jesus Christ truly loves you. The great sacrifice of His life open a door for us to walk through to a new life. All sins repented are washed in the blood and as east is to the west forgotten. New beginnings and new life accomplished already through Jesus Christ.
We are called to persevere
But you, dear friends, build yourselves up in your most holy faith and pray in the Holy Spirit. Keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life. (Jude 20, 21)
Thank you Lord, that you are able to keep us from falling. Thank you Lord, that you are strong, mighty and faithful. Thank you Lord, that our hope is in you and not in man.
He is able more than able to accomplish what concerns me today/ He is able more than able to handle anything that comes my way/ He is able more than able to do much more than I can ever dream/ He is able more than able to make me what he wants me to be.²
Dear Father, I pray that this song permeates into our very being that God is able to bring about His plan in our life more than we can imagine or comprehend. I pray that you make us come daily to read your word and to pray on bended knee as worship to you. To the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen.
¹ “All Things Possible” by Mark Schultz, 2012
² “He is Able” by Rory Nolan, Greg Ferguson, 2000
³ November 19, “When He is come” My Utmost for His Highest, Oswald Chambers 1963
I was raised on a farm and my parents were Catholic. So, my family is quite large with 2 boys and 7 girls. I am the 7th child and one of the youngest so I am not taken very seriously. I enjoy long walks, swimming, window shopping, classic movies, and writing. I want to be like Elijah the prophet who was zealous for God. Who ran the race without quitting and giving up. To see all articles by MaryAnn Click Here!