A “Can Do” Attitude!
“I can do all thing through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13).
Allow me to create a “step study.” A “step study” seems tedious but can help in the application of a passage. This is lengthy but will read fast:
“I” – Because of the first person pronoun “I,” the reader automatically becomes a part of the verse.
“I CAN” – Saying, “I can” leaves out any “I think,” “I might,” “I could,” or “I should.”
“I CAN DO” – When we say, “I can do,” what we mean is that we can put our lives into action with confidence. It is not just a passing thought.
“I CAN DO ALL THINGS” – Everything within righteous reason is possible with the right attitude.
“I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH” – There is a powerful source through which we can accomplish much. It is not beside of, over, or under. It is through!
“I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST” – Christ is the central force through whom all righteous things can be accomplished.
“I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHO STRENGTHENS” – It is Christ, who, as our Savior, Redeemer, Mediator, High Priest, and King, provides insurmountable strength to those who love Him.
“I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHO STRENGTHENS ME” – Last but not least, the reader is not only encouraged by the strength that Christ provides, but by the strength He provides on an individual basis.