God is big. Really, really big. He is to be praised. He is to be feared.
Lord, You are able to do all things. I know this in my head. But when You call me to do something I am not able to do, I’m quick to tell You I can’t do it.
I suppose You knew that already, that I can’t do it. That’s sort of the point. I can’t, yet You can.
But when I humble myself and lift up Your name, proclaiming that You are able to do it through me, then I can. I can do whatever You call me to — through You, by Your power working through me.
To have You working through me, doing through me what I cannot do myself, is nothing I can conjure up. It’s nothing I have to physically attain. My only preparation needed is knowing You, knowing Your love, Your redemption, Your faithfulness.
There’s nothing You will call me to that You aren’t able to do through me. And since You can do all things, there’s no limit to what You might call me to.
Okay, that’s either a fearful statement or the most empowering statement of the century. Or perhaps it’s some of both.
I fear You and I praise You all at once when I say, I can’t, yet You can. When I say yes, Lord to all You call me to. When I say yes, and I mean it, and I step out into it and see Your glory.
Because I can’t do it on my own, but I can do all things through You (Phil. 4:13).
You can do all things, so I can do all You call me to in and through Your strength. Lord, don’t let me say I can’t when You lead me. Yet when I stumble, please pick me up, Lord.
I want to praise You and fear You and always say yes. I want to say I can when my flesh resists and says I can’t.
I want to live in truth and love and say yes, Lord, everything You call me to. I can do it because You do it through me. In my weakness, You are strong. You won’t call me to anything I can’t do through You. Through your mighty power that can do all things. Be praised, be glorified, be magnified in me.
I can do all things that You call me to through you because You can do all things.