Friday, March 15, 2013

God's Power

Power defined: The ability or capacity to perform or act effectively; authority

The word “power” can have negative connotations in a world that seeks its own way, loves being the best, and glorifies the character of stepping on others to win. Yet meditating on the power of God brings me feelings of awe and comfort. Enjoy!

Romans 1:20 “For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities–his eternal power and divine nature–have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.”

Many people use the description, ‘It seemed like an eternity!’ yet we have little concept of what that term really means. Eternity means an infinite duration, without beginning in the past or end in the future.

1 Corinthians 2:4-5My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit's power, so that your faith might not rest on men's wisdom, but on God's power.” 

A great question to ask is, "What do I rest my faith on?" Deeply consider: is it on your works, what others teach, or is it truly on God's promises and the ways you have seen God’s power in your life?
2 Corinthians 13:3b-4 “He (Jesus) is not weak in dealing with you, but is powerful among you. For to be sure, he was crucified in weakness, yet he lives by God's power.”

Jesus lives today because of God’s power! Picture Jesus with no life in his body. Now imagine that by God’s power life begins to flow into Jesus again: his pulse, his breathing, his mind all awake! Wow.

Ephesians 3:7 “I became a servant of this gospel by the gift of God's grace given me through the working of his power.”

We are able to have God’s grace due to the workings of His power. I like to imagine Him handing me this gift and seeing others try to shake it from our hands…yet that God is too powerful to let anyone take it. :)

Also see: 1 Peter 1:3-6

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