Thursday, May 3, 2012

Power in Christ

These are just some verses of encouragement. God is Almighty and All-powerful. God works within us with his own power, so we need not rely on our own strength, for the Lord is with us.

·         Ephesians 1:16-23 “I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.”

·         Colossians 2:12 “having been buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through faith in the powerful working of God, who raised him from the dead.”

The same power that brought Christ from the dead is working in us who believe.

·         Ephesians 3:7 “Of this gospel I was made a minister according to the gift of God's grace, which was given me by the working of his power.”

We are given grace and are able to follow through with our calling because of the working of his power.

·         Philippians 3:20-21 “But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him even to subject all things to himself.”

·         Colossians 1:29 “For this I toil, struggling with all his energy that he powerfully works within me.”

Living for the Lord can be a struggle and hard work, but God gives us energy and is able to powerfully work in us.

Be encouraged. The Lord is powerful, and he is powerful enough to work in you and through you.

1 comment:

  1. This quite a topic...thanks for sharing your thoughts. Like you I have found over the years that sometimes, perhaps often, the Lord has required strenuous effort on my part in pursuit of His will. I have found that His part was to give me peace about the decision that I took on His part. His peace is what propelled me forward.