Our Power to Rejoice
“Can’t” Ain’t a Word!
Scripture Reading: Psalm 75:1-10
Key Verse: Philippians 4:13
I can do everything through him who gives me strength.
In a spiritual sense, God has a dictionary and the word “can’t” cannot be found. Every time we use the word “can’t,” we use a word God knows nothing about. The Apostle Paul’s challenge to “rejoice always, and again I say rejoice” (Philippians 4:4) is based on the fact that God’s people need not use the word “can’t”!
If I can’t overcome a bad habit, I can’t rejoice always! If I can’t have victory over an addiction, I can’t rejoice always! If I can’t have successful relationships with my spouse or children, then I can’t rejoice always! If I can’t have peace and contentment when finances are low, then I can’t rejoice always. Can’t is a terrible word to have to live with. Can’t takes away our power and strips us of our victory over this world. Christ followers must get this terrible word out of their vocabulary.
I can do everything through Him who gives me strength! These are the words that make rejoicing always possible. Submit every problem to this verse. There is nothing that won’t fit this verse. It truly is a “one size fits all” kind of verse! Every time you use the word can’t, you weaken your mind; you make a foothold for the devil. Every time you say “I can’t” you allow yourself excuses founded on lies! Every time you default to “I can’t” you insult the character of God. It’s not good English, but say it with conviction: Can’t ain’t a word!
Father, I’m going to rejoice all day long because I know your presence and power are mine. I can do everything needed today. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.