The Power of God
Daily Bible Reading – Numbers 17,18; Psalm 29; Mark 4
Today’s Key Passage – Psalm 29
Do you ever stop to think about the power of God? I am not talking about a passing thought or a quick acknowledgement – I am talking about actually sitting down and reflecting on His awesome power. It can be easy for us to simply gloss over His power as we read His Word, but today I would like us to really take some time to think about it. Let us think about some of the ways in which God has displayed His power over the ages. It all started with creation. God created everything from the world we live in to the stars in the sky and the air that we breathe. When I say God “made” everything, it is not like when we “make” cookies. For most of us, making cookies involves getting some pre-made cookie dough out the freezer that already comes in a cookie-sized ball, placing it in the oven for 15 minutes or so, and then saying we “made” cookies. I realize that some people go a little farther and actually make the dough themselves from scratch, but this is still not what I am talking about here. Imagine actually making the flour. Imagine creating sugar or eggs. This is what God did. He did not simply use things that were already available – He made everything!
Creation was just the first of His many miraculous displays of power. He summoned a great flood, which consumed the entire earth. He parted a sea to allow the Israelites to escape Egypt. He rained down fire on Sodom and Gomorrah. He healed the sick and the lame. He gave the blind their sight. He exorcised demons. He turned water into wine. These are some awesome displays of power, and this is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg. Perhaps His biggest display of power is the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Up to that point in history, death was thought of as the ultimate power. Death was the end, but when God raised Christ, He proved His power over death. The power of God is truly greater than we can possibly comprehend.
Now here is the best part. That power of God – that same power that raised the dead and created everything – is available to us! We can tap into that power as followers of Christ. God gives us strength when we need it the most. In Ephesians 1:18-23 Paul writes, “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, and 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, 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. And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.” God – the ultimate authority – lives in us and through us. He gives us the power to overcome any obstacle. Not even death is enough to trump the power of God. Reflect on His great power today, praise Him for His mighty strength, and rest in the knowledge that when you are weak He will make you strong.
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