Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen. (Ephesians 3:20-21)
The Power In Us
There is so much God can and will do for us. He has created a world that testifies to His incredible power. The heavens declare His glory. Holding the breath of life in His hand Jehovah shows all living beings how we depend upon His mercy, grace and love for existence. He determines our habitation and limitations. The gift of Jesus Christ is the fully revealed character of His love for man. No great gift, no greater sacrifice, no imagination of man can equal the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on a cross of wood. Our God is able to do more than we imagine. Paul writes in our text that He is not only able; He is able to do exceedingly more; and not only that – he is able to do exceedingly abundantly more; going beyond even this measure of greatness to do above all that we ask or think. Now that is beyond anything we can think of. Praise God for His powerful glory.
In the face of all of this power there is a catch! All that God can do, is willing to do and offers man from His treasure-trove of grace to do – it comes down to what is inside of me. The blessings of the Almighty are waiting to be used but only if we allow the power to work in us. There are two sides of this dilemma. The power of God is of no profit if we do not use it; yet if we use it what great things we can do. In our superhero minds we want to be able to leap tall buildings, be faster than a speeding bullet and have power greater than a locomotive. Imagine (in a spiritual setting) how ‘superhero’ kind of life we would live if we embrace the power promised by the Lord. He is able to do abundantly above all that we ask or think but it must come down to my choosing to serve Him with this power.
I can defeat Satan and make him run. Death does not have dominion over my thoughts. Life is sweet because my home is in Heaven. The troubles of life are many but pale in comparison to the glory revealed in Jesus Christ. I understand more than the ancients. My life is filled with hope and promise. The measure of life is guarded by the eternal truths revealed in His word. Sickness will not defeat me. Discouragement will not overcome my life. I will be emboldened to stand firm on the promises of God because if He is for me who can be against me? When I fail He forgives me. When I stumble He picks me up. He cares about me and wants me to live in His grace. His mercy bathes my soul with peace. Like a shepherd He leads me beside still waters restoring my soul. My God loves me.
Today on the third day of a busy week infuse the power of God in your life and live today with the knowledge that He is able to do so much more with you today. Make today a day of power for God. Let your light shine as a bright beacon of hope in a world filled with darkness. Power. It is working in me today!