November 4, You Can
Today’s reading: Psalms 16-20
“With your help I can advance against a troop;
with my God I can scale a wall” - Psalm 18:29.
David didn’t just talk about advancing in battle or scaling a wall. He did not brag about his potential in the Lord, but instead, he did what he talked about doing. When you say that you can do something, it doesn’t mean you will do it. If you say, for example, “I can be a nice person,” it doesn’t necessarily translate into you being a nice person. Can is a word that identifies potential, but it remains potential until you act to fulfill and express that potential. Jesus said, “With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God” (Mark 10:27). Where are you under-living your life, content to discuss all the possibilities in Christ, but doing nothing to make them a reality? Do you realize that for God to do the impossible, He must use you, or someone like you, who is willing not only to believe and talk about His power, but who actually acts so God’s power can be deployed? Against what troop does God want you to advance, or which wall does He want you to scale? Whichever it is, start advancing and scaling today--because you can.