… according to your days, so shall be your strength.
— Deuteronomy 33:25
What is the greatest ability we can have when it comes to serving God? Is it the ability to preach great sermons and lead thousands to Christ? Is it the ability to cross the ocean and serve in some great missionary enterprise? Is it the ability to stay home and rear children in the Christian faith? All of these things are important and have their place.
I believe, however, that the greatest ability that the Christian needs is availability. Are you available to God? Are you available to Him today and each day to use you?
When we make ourselves available to God, He equips us for every good work He wants us to do. He gives us the strength to accomplish that which He has set before us.
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13 NKJV). Someone recommended taking that verse and repeating and emphasizing separately each succeeding word. “I can do all things through Christ,” not merely the apostles, or the martyrs or super saints, but “I can do all things through Christ.”
That is a promise to you. Do you believe it? “I can do all things … I can do all things.” I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.