Are You Making Use of this Power?
by Jeanie Hershey
"And you will know God’s great power. It can’t be compared with anything else. His power works for us who believe. It is the same mighty strength God showed. He showed this when he raised Christ from the dead." Ephesians 1:19-20 NIRV
Recently I was reading something online about a product that sounded promising for a need that Lyn and I were facing. As I neared the end of the fairly lengthy information, I began to sense that something sounded familiar. Sure enough, we already had some bottles of that supplement that sounded so miraculous. The only thing is that we had not opened the bottle!
The Spirit nudged my heart then that that is a picture of the many wonderful promises He has made to us, the work He has done for us, and yet I often don’t access.
The Scripture for today is an amazing example of this: We recognize the power that raised Jesus from the dead. And, that is certainly crucial to the Easter story. But, I believe that same power is available for our everyday life and just as important. We are not expected to live life on our own. Actually, we really can’t do that very well as we were created to live a life of faith that claims this resurrection power for our everyday life.
As I understand it, the word that Paul used for power was dunamis, a word that gives us our word, “dynamite.” He is saying here that God wants to give us dynamite power that can change our life, transform us into the being He created us to be. How exciting!
Dear Father, we come to you in the name of Jesus who demonstrated this mighty power through the resurrection. Forgive us for the times that we have tried on our own rather than look to you for the great things you have provided for our lives. Amen.