Did You Use All Your Strength?
I remember an old story about a little boy who was out helping dad with the yard work. Dad asked him to pick up the rocks in a certain area of the yard. Dad looked over and saw him struggling to pull up a huge rock buried in the dirt. The little boy struggled and struggled while Dad watched.
Finally, the boy gave up and said, "I can't do it."
Dad asked, "Did you use all of your strength?"
The little boy looked hurt and said, "Yes, sir. I used every ounce of strength I have."
The father smiled and said, "No you didn't. You didn't ask me to help."
The father walked over and then the two of them pulled that big rock out of the dirt.
One of the great Biblical truths seems impossible. Liberty comes through being yoked with Christ.
Billy D. Strayhorn, Freedom through the Yoke
Source: eSermons email dated 6/30/08