We are broken before God in the area of believing He has all POWER.
It’s easy to say we believe in God. It takes faith to act in His power. The Bible tells us Jesus gave us all authority. We are told there is a power greater than the world who lives within us. With the power who created all the heavens and earth, who defeated the darkness from the enemy, and who healed the sick living within us, we should not fear anything or anyone.
The power that raised the dead is a part of everyone in Christ. The power gets covered up by fear and by our own ideas. We get caught up in the impossibilities instead of really believing with Christ all things are possible. Our prayers are plagued with doubt instead of confidence. Instead of living in the abundance of life Jesus promised, we are trudging through the days.
Can we begin a conversation about how we can start living with confidence in the power of God? How can our actions begin to reflect the power of God to the world around us?
Almighty God, you are the one who has all power. When Jesus left this earth, He said He entrusted us with His power. Forgive us for not accessing and using your power to advance your kingdom. We ask you to change our hearts and let our lives be a testimony of the greatness of your power. Thank you, God, for your faithfulness and trust in us. I pray that we, your body, would act in your power so many more will come to know You. In Jesus name, amen.
Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me”. Matthew 28:18
I can do all this through him who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13
You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. 1 John 4:4
4 thoughts on “We Are Broken in Engaging God’s Power”
What an incredibly profound concept. I was reminded of Paul’s thorn in 2 Corinthians 12:9″ But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”
It is hard for me to get around my imperfection to realize that His perfect power does not require my perfection.
Thank you for this reminder.
Another relevant prayer from Candice Shoemaker.
“Gracious Father, Remind me that because of your presence in my life, ‘I can do all things.’ I can step out in daring action because of the strength and determination that is a gift from you. Erase my fears, embolden my desire to exercise my faith as I rely on your power that is within.”
Thanks for sharing some of her prayers. They are short and powerful. I’m sure you are blessed by them and her regularly.
Indeed we are. The more she writes the more I feel she has a word and a prayer for the entire body. I am sure this will not be the last prayer I post that she writes. I hope these spark prayers that rise up in others as we humble ourselves before God.