God’s Power in Us

September 12, 2012 | Tags: , ,

“Not by strength or by might, but by My Spirit,” says the Lord of Hosts.
Zechariah 4:6
Have you ever tried to force something?  Force a change in your husband’s habits?  Force a deadline on your co-workers?  Force your child (or someone else’s) to obey?  Forcing is about control.  For me, forcing happens when my Should’s and Should Not’s overwhelm me.  I should look like her.  My kids should behave like that.  My life should have more structure.  My closets should be more organized. We live in a society obsessed with personal power.  Every day there is a story online or on the news about some person who has “overcome.” Virtues are extolled and the person or group of people are made to seem super human as their achievements are listed and they are praised.  We humans love to honor ourselves. Our egos tell us we are in charge. Humanity has been given great power and control but not in the ways we are always insisting.  Humans have the power to choose.  We can choose God’s ways or we can choose the ways of sin, Satan, and death. But what if the story is not about OUR power?  The real breaking news is God’s might–God’s power to transform our lives.
The Bible teaches us we can do nothing apart from God.  Isn’t that freeing?  Anxiety, depression, paralysis and apathy abound and the cure for all this?  We can do nothing. If we remain in Him, we remain in the love of Jesus. If we obey His commands, we have access to the most powerful force to ever exist–God’s Power is in us.
By Rebecca Dillard
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