Q: How Do You Spell LIFE?
A: With The Christian Alphabet.
Isn’t this true? We all want life spelled right. A misspelled life – bad news.
I hope God’s living letters from the Bible will help keep you mentally sane, emotionally steady and spiritually strong over the next 26 weeks. They’re transformational – employ and enjoy!
A = Able!
That’s able as in “…I know whom I have believed, and am convinced that He is able to guard what I have entrusted to Him for that day.” 2 Tim. 1:12
Let’s break it down: Paul says he knows who he believed. Who is who? It’s Christ. First you believe, then you receive, then you know – this is how God developes certainty and conviction in your mind and heart.
God is able – so you are too! This is what I distinctly heard from Dr. Watson years ago in Chapel – I’ve never forgotten! God is able – so I’m enabled! Why? Because He loves me and guards, guides and gives me whatever I need – so I can do what life demands of me, for His name’s sake. I’m armed/able whether life is nice, nasty, no way, not gonna happen now OR that’s what I’m talking about! How? In Christ, God’s abilities overcome our inabilities. Our faith becomes God’s catalyst = His faithfulness becomes our certainty = we’re convinced.
He enables us every day, including “that day” when Christ returns!
But this minute, in our “needy now” on earth, we can live confidently in Christ, because we’re convinced.
He is able – so you’re enabled.
Chuck Brannon, Pastor