Monday, December 15, 2014

The 7 - Ups of Life - #5


Fifth: Look Up! To the Lord. "I can do everything through Him who gives me strength" Philippians 4:13

a. A television program from the 50s frequently used the line, “Look! Up in the air, it’s a bird, it’s a plane. No, it’s Superman.”

b. Whenever problems arose, they could always count on meek and mild-mannered Clark Kent to shed the suit, glasses, and shy persona and become Superman. They could count on him to save whatever problem they were collectively facing at the time.

c. While we don’t have a Superman, we do have a super God. And though he doesn’t come flying in faster than a speeding locomotive to solve our problems, he does equip us to solve or contend with our problems.

d. Philippians 4:13 —I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.

(1) In this statement, Paul tells the church at Philippi that he could handle anything through Christ, even handling poverty or living in abundance.

(2) This was not an expression of pride in his abilities, but rather a statement of the strength he received through his reliance on Christ.

e. So, when you wake up, if you can’t dress up, then look up. Look up to the God who has given you so much.

“We had the sky up there, all speckled with stars, and we used to lay on our backs and look up at them, and discuss about whether they was made or just happened.” Mark Twain

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