That Power

I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know…this incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is like the working of his mighty strength, which he exerted in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every title that can be given, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. Ephesians 1:18-20

Yesterday we touched upon the power we have as Believers. Today I will elaborate on that power, just as Scripture does. God has given his children power; that much should be obvious. If we realized Who was giving us that power, our lives would be radically different. I think it’s very difficult to grasp God and his infinite power, else why do we still sin, and harbor bitterness and strife?

If we realized the God who raised Jesus from the dead was giving us mighty power, for example, would we:

  • Gossip about a co-worker?
  • Be greedy?
  • Tell people what we “really think of them?”
  • Curse a fellow driver?
  • Covet what isn’t ours (people, things, titles, power)?
  • Get angry at little things?
  • Be impatient with our family members?

So I would encourage you today to pray for God’s incomparably great power in your life. God wants us to have that power, not so that we would lord it over others but to be able to live a holy and just life. With that power we can love more, be more just in our dealings with others, overcome weaknesses and sin, and encourage and strengthen others more, etc. That’s the kind of power that the world just doesn’t understand.

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