Would you rather be weak or strong? Most people would say, “That’s a no brainer. I’d rather be strong.” “I want to remind you that your strength must come from the Lord’s mighty power within you.” Eph 6:10 Every believer truly has the ability to be strong on the inside where it really counts. We receive this strength by depending on our great support team. First, God supplies the motivation to accomplish his plan. “For God is at work within you, helping you do what he wants.” Phil 2:13 Jesus Christ is the powerhouse. “…For I can do everything God asks me to with the help of Christ who gives me the strength and power.” Phil 4:13 The Holy Spirit provides unbelievable resources, “…out of his glorious unlimited resources he will give you the mighty inner strengthening of his Holy Spirit.” Eph 3:16
We should never again say we are weak. Besides the triple triune there is also the body of Christ. Countless numbers of Christians, from the local church family to the worldwide church, are also trusting in Christ to save them and give them the help they need. These Christian brothers and sisters are able to understand what we feel because they are experiencing the same kind of difficult times and trials. “…Remember that other Christians all around the world are going through these sufferings too.” 1 Pet 5:9 Can we get it clear? We do not succeed without God! He possesses the essential power. “God of the present age and hour, thrill us anew with holy power.” William S. Gordon Without him we haven’t the transformed character nor the spiritual ability to change ourselves and the world. “…Not because we think we can do anything of lasting value by ourselves. Our only power and success comes from God.” 2 Cor 3:5
We have been given, through our support team, the actual ability to partner with God. “The great need of the world today is the spiritual power necessary for the overthrow of evil …and that spiritual power begins in the surrender of the individual to God.” William J. Bryan We can be confident that our strength is as near and as real as the next beat of our immortal heart. “…Since future victory is sure, be strong and steady, always abounding in the Lord’s work.” 1 Cor 15:58 Thank God, we can be strong at last! Are you ready to be a powerful instrument in the hands of God?
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