Inner Strength through Christ
Bible Nugget 0213 [Philippians 4 v13 Amplified]
131 have strength for all things in Christ who empowers me – I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him who infuses inner strength into me, [that is, I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency].
Aptly summarised in King James Version:
I can do all things through Christ which Strengtheneth me. [Philippians 4 v13 KJV]
There are two types of strength. Physical strength and inner strength. Physical strength is how much muscle one has but inner strength comes from within; that extra strength to go on when some things or every thing is not going well. There is a saying; when the going gets tough, the tough gets going. Jesus makes the yoke of life easier to carry. Jesus said my yoke is easy and my burden is light (Matthew 11:3). In God’s sight, the one who is ruled by his spirit man is greater than the one ruled by the flesh. Prov 16:32 [KJV] reads:
32He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.
We receive inner strength as we meditate on the Word of God and as we pray through the Power of the Holy Spirit. Jesus says “I am the bread of Life”; As you meditate or “eat” the word of God you feed your spirit man and because Jesus says I am the bread of Life and John 1:1-4 reveal to us that Jesus is the Word of God, the more of Jesus you have in you the more inner strength or empowerment you have as said in Phil 4:13.
Prayer Nugget 0213
Ask Jesus to infuse inner strength into you. Pray as follows:
Oh LORD my confidence is in you. I am an overcomer in you, for your word says greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world. Oh Lord, strengthen me in my inner man. All the challenges that stand on my way of progress, I overcome them by the blood of Jesus. I thank you for your in-dwelling presence in Jesus Name. I am self-sufficient in Christ and I will not lack behind in any good thing. I release my self so you fill me up with your Holy Spirit. I flow in the power of your Spirit. Let me walk daily with your Holy Spirit in Jesus Name. Amen.