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A Can Do Attitude

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Do we spend more time focusing on what we can do or what we cannot
do? When we look into the future, do we see endless possibilities or
only problems? When we seek to follow Jesus, do we grow in the spirit
of Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens
me”?

An elderly minister was on his deathbed and a young minister asked
“what is the best advice you can give me for the church?” The weak and
worn minister managed to become animated with the question and
raised his voice “TELL THE PEOPLE YOU CAN!” What a powerful gift to
leave this young pastor. YOU CAN!

Our Methodist founder, John Wesley believed the same thing. His
lingering words illustrate the many dimensions of “YOU CAN!”

Do all the good YOU CAN
By all the means YOU CAN
In all the ways YOU CAN
In all the places YOU CAN
At all the times YOU CAN
To all the people YOU CAN
As long as ever YOU CAN

The Apostle Paul also knew that with God’s help, anything is possible.
His conviction is stated in the immortal words “I can do all things
through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13).

We at Shalimar are a church with both opportunity and possibilities.
Let our attitude be “I CAN do all things through CHRIST who
strengthens me. Let us focus on what is possible in the LORD!”

I look forward to seeing you this Sunday in worship as we see with
God’s help what we CAN DO!

Shalom, 
Philip

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