I Can Do All Things

I can do all things,
I can do all things,
Not on my own,
But through Christ who strengthens me.

If I should walk on the water
Or move a mountain to prove my faith,
Such power would accomplish nothing at all
Unless as an act of love.

I can do all things,
I can do all things,
Not on my own,
But through Christ who strengthens me.

If I love the Lord my God,
I’ll love my neighbor as I love myself;
I’ll feed him and I’ll forgive him,
And I’ll turn the other cheek.

I can do all things,
I can do all things,
Not on my own,
But through Christ who strengthens me.

About This Song:
I’ve never been physically strong, but that hasn’t stopped me from doing a number of things I couldn’t have done on my own.

Years ago, in Toowoomba (Queensland), Australia, I refused to let the rough terrain above keep me from climbing Tabletop Mountain to enjoy the sights from the smooth, flat, grass-covered surface at the top. I believe God helped me make that climb. And that’s just one example.

But challenges often require something other than physical strength.

God led to make several career changes over the years–always to something better than the one before. But making changes is scary…unsettling. I not only couldn’t have found the new positions on my own, I wouldn’t have had the courage to make the change without His help.

“I Can Do All Things” is based on several Scripture passages, including Philippians 4:13…
I can do all this through him who gives me strength. (GNT)

and 1 Corinthians 13:1-3…
1  I may be able to speak the languages of human beings and even of angels, but if I have no love, my speech is no more than a noisy gong or a clanging bell. 2 I may have the gift of inspired preaching; I may have all knowledge and understand all secrets; I may have all the faith needed to move mountains—but if I have no love, I am nothing. 3 I may give away everything I have, and even give up my body to be burned—but if I have no love, this does me no good. (GNT)

And let’s not ignore Mark 12:33…
And you must love God with all your heart and with all your mind and with all your strength; and you must love your neighbor as you love yourself. It is more important to obey these two commandments than to offer on the altar animals and other sacrifices to God. (GNT)

1 Corinthians 13 really emphasizes the importance of love–and the fact that love is the most important thing God gives us and allows us to share with others. I couldn’t agree more.

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Best regards,
Roger

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About Roger E. Bruner

Roger Bruner worked as a teacher, job counselor, and programmer analyst before retiring to write Christian fiction full-time. A guitarist and songwriter, he is active in his church choir, church praise team, and nursing home ministry. Roger also enjoys reading, web design, mission trips, photography, and spending time with his wonderful wife, Kathleen. Roger’s young adult novels, Found in Translation and Lost in Dreams, came out in 2011. The Devil and Pastor Gus just came out, and he has eight unpublished manuscripts.
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One Response to I Can Do All Things

  1. Thanks to my wife, Kathleen, for pointing out that my original post repeated two paragraphs. My apologies to those who had to reread them. *humble smile*

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