Comes in ‘CANs’
In Mark chapter 9 we read a story about a father whose son was possessed by an impure spirit. He brought his son to disciples to drive out the spirit, but they could not.”
“You unbelieving generation,” Jesus replied, “how long shall I stay with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring the boy to me.”
Jesus asked the boy’s father, “How long has he been like this?” “From childhood,” he answered.“It has often thrown him into fire or water to kill him. But if you can do anything, take pity on us and help us.”
“‘If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for one who believes.”
Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!”
Someone has said that success comes in ‘CANS’ and failure in ‘CANNOTS’. The “Twenty Cans of Success”, taken from God’s Word, will expand your knowledge of our faith-object, the Almighty God. Building your faith by internalizing these truths over the next two weeks will help lift you from the miry clay of the cannots to the reality that in Christ you can do all things.
Twenty ‘CANs’ of Success
1. Why should I say I can’t when the Bible says I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength (Philippians 4:13)?
2. Why should I lack when I know that God shall supply all my needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19)?
3. Why should I fear when the Bible says God has not given me a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7)?
4. Why should I lack faith to fulfil my calling knowing that God has allotted to me a measure of faith (Romans 12:3)?
5. Why should I be weak when the Bible says the Lord is the strength of my life and that I will display strength and take action because I know God (Psalm 27:1; Daniel 11:32)?
6. Why should I allow Satan supremacy over my life when He that is in me is greater than he that is in the world (1 John 4:4)?
7. Why should I accept defeat when the Bible says that God always leads me in triumph (2 Corinthians 2:14)?
8. Why should I lack wisdom when Christ became wisdom to me from God and God gives wisdom to me generously when I ask Him for it (1 Corinthians 1:30; James 1:5)?
9. Why should I be depressed when I can recall to mind God’s loving kindness, compassion, and faithfulness and have hope (Lamentations 3:21-23)?
10. Why should I worry and fret when I can cast all my anxiety
on Christ who cares for me (1 Peter 5:7)?
Lord, thank You for Your loving care
reflected in the incredible promises
in Your Word.
Next Ten ‘CANs’ in the following week.