God I thank you that your commands are not suggestions…
I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength! Philippians 4:13
God I thank you that your commands are not suggestions, a to do list, or impossible. Instead they are promises that I really can be this, I really can have this, I really can do this if I take hold of what you offer.
You do not command and leave me to figure it out, You offer the means to obey the commands and you gave me the Holy Spirit to make it all possible.
You command so I can take hold of your promise and see You prove yourself faithful.
Excerpt from Tim Challies blog titled “A Simple But Life-Changing Realization”