God at Work


Philippians 2:13
For it is God which worketh in you
both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

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 hlep 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 sons’s arms and them picked him up and carried both inside.

What a lovely picture of how our Heavenly Father works with 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.

Do all you can — but realize it is God’s ower working through you that makes the difference.

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.
That is enough.
Charles Swindoll

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