You Can Do What You Ought

Vance Havnerby Vance Havner

Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? Acts 9:6

I can do all things though Christ which strengtheneth me. Philippians 4:13

Paul did not mean that he could do anything he wanted to do or some foolish thing. He could do all things that God wanted him to do.

We can do anything we ought to do, anything He wants us to do. And that leaves plenty of room for miracles! There is wide latitude within the limits of God’s will. We shall not feel cramped.

There is much we know is God’s will without making further inquiry. There is more of His will that opens up as we trust and obey. He would not ask us to do what cannot be done. But it is done through Christ, who keeps on pouring His power into us. His strength is made perfect in weakness, “that the power of Christ may rest upon us.”

We can do all the work that is within His will. He who said, “Go ye,” said, “Lo, I am with you,” and “All power is given unto me.”

by Vance Havner

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