Live with God’s Power
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,Ephesians 3:20
The Lord works his power in us but how often do we lean on our own power? If we understand in our hearts the infinite abilities of the Lord and his perfect love, we can live with his miraculous power in our life. However, in our subconscious minds, we live with the power from our experience in life which can make it difficult to grasp God’s infinite love, power, and strength.
I can do all this through him who gives me strength. (Philippians 4:13) If we truly believe this verse and live by this verse, how do you think the Lord would see our faith? It’s amazing how our worldly abilities can cause us to place doubt on God’s abilities. If we change our thoughts and pray for God’s power to do his will, we can abandon our worldly abilities and start depending on God’s infinite abilities.
We read in Exodus 14 about the Israelites trapped by the Red Sea They could see Pharaoh’s army in the distance coming to attack them. The Israelites said to Moses; It would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the desert!” (Exodus 14:12) The Israelites were depending on their own power and not on God’s power, even though they witnessed God’s ten miracles that freed them from Egypt. Moses answered the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again. (Exodus 14:13) Moses was depending on God’s power because he had a close relationship with God and knew in his heart God would save them.
We know that we have come to know him if we keep his commands. (1 John 2:3) The only way to know God in our hearts is to obey his commands guided by the Spirit. Then, we experience the life of Jesus as he ministered to the world. The love in our hearts draws us close to the Lord for his divine guidance as we minister to the world. During our ministry and as we get to know the Lord, we will experience his divine power.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! (2 Corinthians 5:17) We are a new creation in Christ, the old way of worldly thinking is gone and our new way of divine thinking is here. We have moved from the power of self to the power of God. We move from faith with doubt to faith that fully trusts the Lord and depends on his love, power, and strength.
Today, live in the Lord’s power and depend on his power when ministering. Know God will work his power in you for his glory. Live in his power and live for his glory.
Prayer: Lord, help me control my thoughts and live in your love, power, and strength. Thank you Lord, for working your power through me for your glory. In Jesus’ name, Amen