The Power of God in Us
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, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! Amen.Ephesians 3:20-21
The question is — how much of God’s power can we have within us? I assume the answer is; as much of his power as we want, we just need to know how to obtain his power. For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want. (Galatians 5:17) The battle for God’s power in us is limited on our fleshly will verses God’s divine will.
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. (Galatians 2:20) The apostle says “I no longer live”, which means his will has been replaced by God’s will. Paul says he lives by faith guided by Christ, and he lives in the power of Christ. If we read the life of Paul, we can see the power of God working in him.
Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.” (Matthew 16:24) The power of God is realized when we are true disciples of Christ. We deny self by putting Christ first in our life, we endure whatever Satan puts in our path, and we desire to follow Christ through the Holy Spirit.
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. (2 Timothy 1:7 NKJV) The power of God in our life means our hearts are filled with his love which overcomes fear from Satan. We have a sound mind meaning we listen to the Spirit and we capture every thought to the obedience of Christ. Our love for the Father and Son is stronger than love for anyone or anything on the planet, even our own life. This means we have more love in our hearts that we can reflect to the world. Love makes us dependent on the Lord in ministry and guides us through life with the power of God in us.
Today, know the power of God lives in you and call on the Lord in prayer when you need His guidance and power. Let Christ live in you today, revealing his love, compassion, wisdom, and power.
Prayer: Lord, let your love and compassion be seen in me with your power to win souls and overcome Satan’s evil. Lord, guide me through this day in victory. In Jesus’ name, Amen