Re:Verse passage – Philippians 4:10-23 (day three)
“I can do all things through him who strengthens me.”
Who did God make when he made you? Let’s review Jesus’s invitations to human beings: “Come to me on the water;” “You give them something to eat;” “Strengthen your brothers;” “Cast out demons;” “Go reveal the news of my resurrection;” “You’ll do greater things than I’m doing.” That’s an awful lot of astounding capacity for entities who are “only human.” But you’re not “only human,” if by that you mean flawed and ill-suited for life in the universe. The “only” adjective actually insults God’s handwork. Patterns of body, mind, and spirit that fall short of the mark of God’s vision for you have taken up residence in your soul. But God made you with capabilities that would shock you. Paul learned from the Lord how to realize those capabilities. And so can you.