I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
Philippians 4:13 NIV
Canada’s economy is highly developed and one of the largest in the world. In 2020, the country’s annual gross domestic product (GDP) was $1.64 trillion in current USD, according to the latest available World Bank data. That made Canada the world’s ninth-largest economy. Canada’s economy is highly dependent on international trade with exports and imports of goods and services each comprising about one-third of GDP. The country’s three largest trading partners are the U.S., China, and the United Kingdom.
All of us realize that we lack physical strength for even some of the most mundane tasks. We struggle with getting the top off a jar, or picking up a sack of concrete. If this is the case with physical strength, how much more is it true with spiritual strength? We can determine that we are going to live our life today to honour the Lord in all things, and before we get halfway through the morning we have said something we regret, or react in an un-Jesus-like way. Is it even possible to live a godly life? Paul the apostle understood the challenges of the Christian life. In Philippians 4, he speaks about having experienced need and contentment, hunger and want. In spite of the challenges he had faced in his life, he concluded his testimony in this chapter by writing, in Philippians 4:13: “I can do all this through him who gives me strength.” Paul understood that Jesus never calls us into anything that He doesn’t provide the resources for. If you genuinely want to live a life that honours the Lord Jesus, His spiritual strength is always available. Just reach out to Him in faith through prayer and ask Him for it.
These have been words from the heart.