Updated: Jan 23
Today I did most things through Christ who strengthens me. Through Christ I listened to my husband and worked with him to build a cupboard from scratch.
Through Christ I did dishes and made curry. Through Christ I sorted out the kids for the day. Through Christ cupboards got built and installed. Plans were laid. All was harmonious. Then I got impatient with the kids, stepped out of Christ's strength and into my own weakness. They got an earful and I felt like a loser. I used to think that the verse in Philippians 4:13, I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me, meant that I could do anything. Like fly or turn ducks into doves. I don't discount that we can do anything through Christ, but I really feel that verse is more that everything we do in life we can choose to do through him. Jesus wants us to do every little thing via him. The NIV version confirms it for me, I can do all this through him who gives me strength. So there it is. I can. Hopefully next time I will.