Monday, February 5, 2018

S T R E N G T H   A N D    P O W E R
Ephesians 3:16


Who is the strongest, most powerful player you’ve ever competed with or against?  What seemed to be the source of that strength and power? 

If you could access an even greater, limitless source of strength and power for your life, would you want some?  Today’s scripture tells of such a source.

In his letter to the church at Ephesus at chapter 3 and verse 16, Paul wrote, “I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith.”  Paul’s prayer for those in Ephesus and for us today is for God to give us the strength and power for Christ to fill our hearts through faith.

The strength and power of the greatest competitors comes from within.  Their real strength is not found in their muscles or even in their mental capacity.  Strength and power are found in their hearts, then they find expression outwardly.

God is gloriously rich in both strength and power so we should expect that we will be given them in abundance.  As Christ dwells in our hearts through faith, this is a very natural occurrence.

As you compete today, do so with your whole heart.  Trust that God will provide the strength and power to enable you to give your absolute best.


Bible Reading Plan:
Matthew 22:34-46
Romans 4
Psalms 52