2 Corinthains 4:9 “And He said unto me, My grace is sufficient for you for my strength is made perfect in weakness.” When you run into an impossible situation, one you don’t have the strength or the ability to handle, are you often tempted to throw in the towel and simply give up. Remember the Word of God says God’s strength is about to be made perfect in you.
Strength or dunamis means God’s miracle working power will come into play when your human strength ends. Acts 14 shows this promise in action. The Apostle Paul was stoned, taken out of the city and left for dead. His human strength had ended, he was powerless, but the disciples gathered around and prayed and the Lord raised him up and he went on his way. God’s power enabled him to be an overcomer. So if you are facing a crisis today---If you are sick and medicine has failed,--- If your family is falling apart, ---If bad habits have you hopelessly bound, ---If you’ve done absolutely all you know to do with no results...Then rejoice! For when human strength ends, the power of God excels! Only Believe, God’s Grace is sufficient for you. To Receive you must Believe. Believing is trusting in God to honour His Word, which He says He watches over it to accomplish what He said it would do, that He even honours it above His Name. We need to cut our ties to what the world says and Believe what God’s Word says.
Father’s Day was founded in Spokane, Wash. at the YMCA on June 19, 1910 by Sanora Smart Dodd. Her father was a Civil War Vetern, a single parent who raised 6 children. She heard a sermon about Jarvis” Mother’s Day at a Methodist Church and told her pastor that fathers should have a holiday honouring them. When she went away to college it faded away until she returned in 1930 and started promoting it again with the help of N.Y Associated Men’s Wear Council. It wouldn’t pass congress as it was perceived as another attempt by merchants to commercialize it like Mother’ Day. Finally in 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson issued a proclamation honouring fathers, designating the third Sunday in June. Six years later, President Richard Nixon signed it into law. It was soon adopted into Canada but is not considered a public holiday.
WE DON’T BELIEVE GOD’S WORD THE WAY HE DOES
II. Replacing Negative Confessions with the Word of God
A. My Don’t Do It List
1. Never again will I confess that, “I can’t do something,” for, “I can do all things through Christ who strengths me.” – Philippians 4:13
2. Never again will I confess lack or, “I can’t afford that,” for, “My God shall supply all my need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4:19; Joshua 1:7-8; Psalm 1:1-3
3. Never again will I confess fear or say that, “I am afraid,” for, “God has not given us a spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” – II Timothy 1:7
4. Never again will I confess doubt and lack of faith or say, “I don’t know, or I’m not sure I can do that,” for, “God has dealt to every man the measure of faith.” – Romans 12:3
5. Never again will I confess weakness, for, “the Lord is the strength of my life,” and, “the people that do know their God shall be strong and do exploits.” – Psalm 27:1; Daniel 11:32
6. Never again will I confess defeat, for, “God always causes us to triumph in Christ.” – II Corinthians 2:14
7. Never again will I confess lack of wisdom or “I don’t know,” for, “Christ Jesus has become for us wisdom from God.” – I Corinthians 1:30
8. Never again will I confess that I am sick, for, “With His stripes we are healed.” – Isaiah 53:5
9. Never again will I confess worries and frustrations, for, “I am casting all my care upon Him; for He careth for me.” – I Peter 5:7
10. Never again will I confess bondage, for, “Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.” – II Corinthians 3:17
11. Never again will I confess condemnation or be self-condemned, for, “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus.” – Romans 8:1