Jesus Strengthens Us

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.”

Philippians [4:13]

When we fully turn our hearts to Jesus, we become strengthened. In this instant, we leave the ways of the world behind and accept the ways of Jesus. No longer does acquire material things matter. Our focus becomes one of being a disciple and helping others. With this change in focus, we become joyful. The ways of the world, which can only contain temporary happiness, is replaced with a life of a hopeful faith. The fear of scarcity is gone and the desire to possess ebbs. In turn, the joy of contentment and the desire to help emerge. We no longer have the chains of material possessions but take on the lighter yoke of Christ. Through this transformation, we are strengthened and find a different purpose in our lives.

Points of Reflection

  • What are our possessions and why did we acquire them?
  • If we had to get rid of certain possessions what would they be?
  • Why is Jesus’ yoke lighter and how does it strengthen us?

Blessings, until next time,
Bruce L. Hartman

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