It feels almost presumptuous to claim God’s power. We know ourselves to be weak and in need of forgiveness every day. But Paul here doesn’t just compare the power of God working in us to the power that raised Jesus from the dead – he says it is IDENTICAL, the “same as the mighty strength” that resurrected Jesus and placed Him on the throne. Even only a tiny trickle of such power could make us bold enough to truly believe that God is able to conquer our sin.
Questions for further thought:
1. Do you have trouble with the concept of accessing God’s power?
2. Have you ever even asked God to lend you His “mighty strength”?
Challenge: If there is one area of your life where you need God’s power, what would it be? To overcome sin, to be bold in telling others about your faith, to forgive someone? Think about how strong you would feel to deal with that one area if Jesus were standing right next to you. Pray for that power.
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