We also pray that you will be strengthened with all His glorious power so you will have all the endurance and patience you need. -Colossians 1:11 New Living Translation
Happy New Year! I pray your hearts desires will fully manifest in 2018!
In my last post I talked about the endurance training we all go through in our lives. We endure pain, suffering, heartbreak, loss, and many other things. There is no escaping it. Both believers and unbelievers experience these things during their short time on earth.
Though we all experience these things, we, as believers, have been given many advantages over the nonbelievers endurance training. We have the blessed assurance that our time on earth is not all there is. It is nothing compared to eternity with our loved ones. We are promised a place where there is no pain and suffering, no sickness and lack, no fighting, no anxious thoughts, and no death.
We have also been given the Holy Spirit, our Comforter, to minister to us when we are hurting and broken. We have the privilege and power of prayer- the ability to commune with our Creator as we share our hardships with Him and turn our cares and concerns over to Him.
According to todays verse, we also have the glorious power and might of the Lord. Before you nod and think “that’s nice”, I want you to understand and comprehend what this means. In fact, I encourage you to stop reading and ask the Lord to help you understand and comprehend when you are about to read. That He may make it come alive within you.
In order to fully appreciate what this power is, we need to look at the original Greek meaning of it. The word for power is dunameos, where we get our word dynamite. It is explosive power! It is resurrection power!
According to Ephesians 1:19-20, this explosive, resurrection power has been made available to us who believe. I pray that you will continually experience the immeasurable greatness of God’s power made available to you through faith. Then your lives will be an advertisement of this immense power as it works through you! This is the mighty power 20 that was released when God raised Christ from the dead and exalted him[a] to the place of highest honor and supreme authority[b] in the heavenly realm!
The same mighty power that raised Jesus from the dead has been made available to us! Does your marriage need a little resurrecting? Does your faith need a little resurrection? How about your dreams? Your goals? Your career?
Don’t sit whining and complaining like you are an unbeliever (preaching to myself here). Take hold of this truth and ask the Lord to bring His explosive, resurrecting power into every area of your life! Think of him rubbing defibrillator paddles together and placing them on whatever area(s) of your life are dead or dying…CLEAR!!!
Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for your faithful love towards me. Thank you for all you have done for me, and through me. Thank you for the gift of faith. Thank you for the promise of your explosive, resurrection power. Thank you for bringing back to life those areas of my life that are dead or dying. give me faith to believe they will be revived. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Love, Grace, and Resurrection Power For Us All,