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His Power Toward Us

June 23, 2018


His Power Toward Us

We are so easily distracted.     Things that can get our whole attention  can seem justified  in getting our full,  total attention.     After all,  if our lives are suddenly interrupted  with job loss,  a deathly illness,  an accident,  an overwhelming temptation,  or a disaster,  isn’t  it only logical  that these things get  our full attention?     Of course — to a point.

When we definitely have to give these situations  our attention,  we should not forget our Lord,  who is right beside us.     Our attention  to the matters at hand need  to be placing all these things  before our Lord  in prayer  and faith.      We need  to be remembering  that God is still  in power  over all these things  and that He alone  is able  to rescue us  in our needs.

God knows the troubles  and temptations  we face every day — and He has the solution  to our needs.     God is not powerless.     Rather,  all power,  rule,  authority,  and dominion  belong to Him alone.     God allows us  to face these hardships  so that we can learn  to put our trust  and faith  in Him.     If everything  in this life  was a piece of cake,  we would end up trusting  our own strength  and ability  to solve our problems.     But,  when we are forced  to see  that we are powerless,  we will,  hopefully,  turn to our heavenly Father,  who does have  all the power.

We have no power  to save ourselves  or change our situation — but God does.     As our heavenly Father and Savior,   God has promised  to lead us  through this world  of many problems.     But,  it will be  for the purpose  of learning  to trust His ways,  His timing,  His wisdom,  His power and authority  over all things.     We are not promised  earthly riches  and successes.     We are promised  spiritual growth  in faith,  hope,  love,  along with an eternal home  in heaven.

When we look at the whole picture  of our lives,  we will see  that all things are working together  to glorify our salvation  in Christ  and His dominion  over all things.    The apostle Paul  wanted the Ephesians  to realize this  so they would be strengthened  in the truth  about our lives  on this earth.     So,  in Ephesians 1:18-20,  Paul says,

I pray  that the eyes  of your heart  may be enlightened,  so that you may know  what is the hope  of His calling,  what are the riches  of the glory  of His inheritance  in the saints,  and what is the surpassing greatness  of His power  toward us  who believe.    

These are in accordance  with the working  of the strength  of His might  which He brought about  in Christ,  when He raised Him  from the dead,  and seated Him  at His right hand  in the heavenly places…

When the eyes  of our hearts  are opened  to God’s love  for us,  we will realize  that He is graciously calling us  to Himself  in all our trials  and temptations.     God is calling us  to grow  in faith — to trust His ways — not our ways.

God is calling us  to see the wondrous glory  that He wants us  to inherit by faith  and obedience  in Christ Jesus.     All God’s children  will receive  that glorious inheritance.     We need  to keep this inheritance  in remembrance  while we face our trials.

We don’t have a weak God  who is unable  to answer our prayers.     We do have an almighty LORD  who knows how  to stretch our faith,  hope  and love  for Him.     God’s almighty power is proven  in the resurrection  of Jesus Christ.     This alone is a power  and love  we can trust in.     This is the power  that should bring us  to our knees,  casting all our cares  on the Lord  who loves us dearly.

Remembering His resurrection power  for us,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     Jesus,  You have victory  over all things  in this life.     Keep me ever close  to You  to follow  in all Your ways.”



A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods


Pray for our country.


This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.
Psalm 18:30


Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1

How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4


Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13


Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1


Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3


Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that
I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12






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