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MOP, PLEASE

A fierce storm was raging. It was dark and cold, and Jim’s mother was busy cleaning the kitchen. Nearing the end of her work, she said, “Please go outside and get me the mop, would you?”

“But Mom,” he pleaded, “I’m afraid of the dark.”

“Don’t be afraid, son,” she said. “Jesus is there to help you.”

He opened the door, peered into the darkness, stuck one hand outside and said, “Jesus, would you please hand me the mop?” Is that really one of Jesus’ responsibilities?

In his letter to the Philippians, Paul said, “I can do everything with the help of Christ.” Most of us wonder what he meant by “everything.” So, it’s fair to ask: what did he mean?

As we live in Christ, with Christ, through Christ, and for Christ, we can do “everything” with the help of Christ as long as we are doing His will: following His teachings and being obedient to His commands. His power is always available and His strength is certainly sufficient to meet, face and overcome any challenge that may confront us. But we must abide in His Word, be obedient to His teachings, and follow the directions He gives us in His Word.

Prayer: Father, we know that we can do everything You have called us to do with Your help. Be with us, empower us, and enable us to be faithful and obedient to You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture For Today: Philippians 4:1 I can do all this through him who gives me strength. 

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