I have always loved the children's story "The Little Engine that Could". Those words have echoed in my ears for the past 41 yrs. I think I can, I think I can, I think I can. About 6 years ago a friend sent me a note of encouragement and on it was just the reference to a verse out of the Bible. Philippians 4:13. I will never forget the note or the verse. It has become my mantra. For me, it was what I needed to get over my mountain. And whenever I doubt myself, my strength or perseverance those words come to mind.
I love the attitude of the little blue engine. After only a moments hesitation he said " I think I can, I think I can, I think I can." Could it be that someone had shared that verse with the little blue engine?
I don't preach it very often, but I can't ignore the One True Thing "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" Phil 4:13 NIV