A daily inspirational thought from Anne Graham Lotz which I received this morning:
Strong in God's Strength
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."
~ Philippians 4:13 NKJV
"I was sitting in an audience when the speaker asked, 'What do you think God expects of you?' I mentally ticked off a list of things I thought God expected of me: obedience, faithfulness, holiness, love, service. To my astonishment, the speaker went on to say, 'All God ever expects of you is failure!' I wanted to raise my hand and say, 'I can do that! I can live up to the expectations of God! I know I can fail!' But then the speaker added, 'However, He has given you the Holy Spirit so that you need never fail!' Right! Without Christ I can do nothing, but in Him I can do all things!
"The difference between strength and weakness, righteousness and wickedness, success and failure, is Jesus - the Holy Spirit - in me."