Wednesday, July 11, 2012

relying on God's power


We have had some terrible storms in our area the past couple weeks.  Yes, we were gone some of that time, and we’ve heard there were thunderstorms then too.  Even last night the lighting and thunder were ominous.  I love and hate storms.

The first storm brought with it lots of damage due to high winds.  Some in our area lost their power, electricity, and some people who live north and east of us have not had power for 10 days or more.  We rely on power an awful lot. 

God intends for us to rely on power, but not the kind that makes our lights, air conditioning and microwaves work.  It is His power that we must rely on.

But I will reveal my name to my people, and they will come to know its power. Then at last they will recognize that I am the one who speaks to them.”

How does God reveal to us His power?  As we follow God, we will come to know and trust His power.  We will learn to live with it and crave it more and more.  We can and must learn to rely on the power of God.

When we don’t rely on God’s power, we are in trouble and will fail.  His power helps us deal with difficult times.  His power gives us the words to say when we might say the wrong thing.  His power allows us to have peace when there is a war going on around us.  Have you come to know the power of God?

LORD, there is no one like you! For you are great, and your name is full of power.

Jeremiah said that there is nothing like the power of God.  By experience, he understood that there is nothing to compare with the power of God as He is full of power and able to do any thing in and through our lives.  God wants to make a difference in us and through us.  He wants to let others see the power that we have experienced.

Only by your power can we push back our enemies; only in your name can we trample our foes.

Is life too hard for you?  Is your situation overpowering you or discouraging you?  Plug into and rely on God’s power to help you through.  Nothing can stand up against the power of God.  Relying on God’s power will change our lives and the lives of the people we meet.

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