JAN 05 "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Phil. 4:13 One day,many years ago,  the Catholic nun, Sister Teresa met with and told her superiors, " I have three pennies and a dream to build an orphanage."  "Sister Teresa," her superiors said, "You cannot build an orphanage with three pennies. With three pennies you can't do anything." "I know," she replied, "but with God AND three pennies, we can do anything."  While Sister Teresa missed a lot of things, she had this right on the money! When God gives us a task, He also will give us the resources to perform that task. It just doesn't always seem that way at the time. It’s only natural that we might look in our purse and see only three pennies and become discouraged saying, "Well, I can't do what God wants me to do, I don't have the resources." But think for a moment about what you are saying. The one who gave you the task is the Creator of the Universe. He owns the cattle on the thousand hills. He also owns the hills and all the gold under the hills. Do you believe God to be a pauper? Do you think he really doesn't have the ability to bring to pass what he has commanded you to do? Do you believe God to be a tyrant? Do you think he will command you to do some thing, but then not provide you the materials with which to work? Is that the sort of God we serve? Of course, it isn't. If God gives you the task, he will also give you the wherewithal to complete the task. Someone has well said, “Pray like it all depends on God and work like it all depends on you and things will work out!”  So true!  What we have to do is trust him and begin working on what he has for us to do and praying that His will be done.  And it will be!