Do you ever feel like you just cannot do something? Is it because you are either completely spent, inexperienced, or simply unsure of yourself? Well, take heart. Hebrews 4:14-16 reminds us that Jesus Christ felt like He couldn’t so things at times. It says: (14) Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. (15) For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. (16) Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
Paul wrote to the church in Philippi, thanking them for their help during troublesome times. But he was quick to state where the true help came from. He revealed to them that It is Christ who gave him strength.
Philippians 4:13 “I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”
What an awesome reminder that since Jesus Christ was tempted as we are and knows exactly what we go through, that we can call out to Him to give us strength. Yet, sometimes it can be easier said than done. So, I have decided to put a few things on here to help you stay the course:
• Read your Bible every single day.
• Read a book, such as God’s Promises. They have subjects to look up and then fill that with verses about the subject.
• Memorize at least one of those scriptures.
• Find a friend who can walk along side of you through this difficult time.
• Pray. Even find a prayer partner and pray together once a week.
• Speak out-loud; telling yourself that God is your strength.
• Make a list of what you want to accomplish. Post it where you can read it often.
• Give yourself a break! Take baby steps when needed.
So, whether it is a New Year’s resolution or a spiritual battle, remember that Jesus is your High Priest and He alone is your strength. Call us here at the office if you cannot find someone to talk with. We want you to know that we are here for you! Call Christ Quest Ministries anytime at 602-485-5115 to set up a discipleship call with Ken or Nancy Nair for mentoring unlike anything you have experienced before.