FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4
“I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power
for us who believe him.”
Ephesians 1:19 (NLT)
POWERFUL PRAYERS: LORD, HELP ME KNOW HOW POWERFUL YOU ARE IN ME
Newspaper columnist Jean Calmen once wrote about a teacher she called Miss K. In her youth, Calmen had been a student of Miss K’s, so she sent the teacher a copy of a column she was especially proud of. Miss K had always taught her students to have confidence in their abilities. That’s why Calmen was disappointed when her aging teacher responded with a handwritten note that said, “I was aware of the fact that you were intelligent, but I never thought that someday I would be reading articles from your pen in the newspaper.” Calmen had expected her former teacher to say, “I knew you could do that.” (Our Daily Bread)
Paul wrote to the church in Ephesus to tell them “he knows they have it in them.” He was an encourager and wanted to remind them they could do anything because Christ’s power was already in them. Ephesians 1:19 is a power packed passage with four Greek synonyms for power that give a great glimpse of God’s incredible power, especially His resurrection power. The word used for “incredible greatness” literally means to throw beyond the usual mark and figuratively means to excel or surpass. The same power that caused Jesus to be resurrected from the dead now lives in all believers.
Who is someone God has used to help remind you of who you are and what you have in Christ? Do you believe you are using the power that God has placed in you?
Praise God for His unparalleled power. Thank God for placing His power within you. Ask God to help you use the power you already have.