We have incomparably great divine power at our fingertips. Yet, we are sadly satisfied.
In Ephesians 1, Paul invites us into a prayer he prayed for the Ephesians. Paul prayed that they would be enlightened to be able to know “his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms” (Ephesians 1:19-20). Check it out in context here:
15 For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God’s people, 16 I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. 17 I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit[f] of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. 18 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, 19 and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength 20 he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, 21 far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. 22 And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, 23 which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way. (Ephesians 1:15-23).
We have unlimited access to divine power. Divine power to:
- draw near to God and know Him better
- do God’s will
- obey His word
- overcome weakness and sin
- share God’s life-giving message with others
- sincerely and practically love other believers
- pray God’s will for others and see God answer
My pastor, Pastor Jared recently began a study on Acts, and he quoted Paul Washer, saying many people are sadly satisfied.
We have divine power, but we are sadly satisfied.
Paul challenged Jared to spend the rest of his life earnestly praying:
- Let me know You more
- Give me more power through Your Spirit to do Your will.
So many are entering this season of their lives defeated. They believe they just can’t:
- allocate time to spend with God in His Word
- overcome that sin
- wrestle free from that addiction
- cut off that tantalizing relationship
- find time to pray
- love their enemies
- love their friends, family, and fellow believers enough to actually be there for them practically….
I can’t help but think about the amazing miracles happening today around the world that I wrote about in . Our brothers and sisters are tapping into God’s divine power and seeing Him work wonders that lend credibility to the truth of the Gospel they faithfully share.
We have divine power at our fingertips. Let’s ask God together to help us realize it and see it realized in our lives.