Experiencing the Power of God
Do Not Miss Out on God’s Power – Part I
Scripture Reading: Ephesians 3:14-21
Key Verse: Ephesians 3:20 NLT
Now all glory to God, who is able, through His mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.
This month we have studied the power of God that is available to us.
I hope you are convinced that God’s power is available to you and that you want to do whatever is necessary to live in that power.
The first week we looked at the verses that tell of God’s power that He has for us.
The second week we studied that God’s power is for His purposes. We learned to not think that His power is some type of personal power for our own selfish purposes.
The third week we learned that this power is not a feeling we get. The Bible is clear that God’s power works best when we feel weak. Therefore, never expect to feel God’s power. When we feel weak and unable to accomplish what God is asking of us, that is when God can do great things in and through us. Then we can give God all the glory.
Finally, we studied that to experience God’s power, we need to trust Him and have faith that His power comes to us when we need it. Trust and faith determines our levels of joy and peace in Christ.
If I can believe, with all of my heart, that whatever comes God will grant me the power to handle it, then my joy and peace will be strong. However, if I struggle to trust in God’s faithfulness and doubt that I can handle things, then I struggle with discouragement and fear.
One way to help continue in faith is to remember how faithful God has been in the past. Do not let the evil one blind you from remembering that God has always given grace for whatever you have gone through, no matter how unpleasant it was.
I mentioned my recent surgery and the ordeal that had many very unpleasant moments. However, as I reflect, God’s strength and grace was very present, and I handled it all with His divine help.
Remembering this helps me to not fear any future challenges. If I could see these future challenges, my flesh would tend to say, “Oh, I can’t handle that.” However, my faith says, “I won’t like it, but I can handle it because I know that God’s favor shows up when I need it most and helps me.”
Do you sometimes wish that you could be so spiritual that God would stop all problems from coming into your life? Of course, Jesus made it clear that in this world Christ-followers will have trouble (John 16:33).
The difference between us Christ-followers and unbelievers is that when we go through troubles, we have a Father in Heaven who promises us strength and favor to get us through whatever we face.
Father, thank You for the assurance of Your power that works in me when I need it most. I give You all the glory, in Jesus’s Name I pray, amen.