Unimaginable Power - Your Daily Forward Devotional

Unimaginable Power

 

February 2

 

Read Ephesians 3:20-21

Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

 

Reflect

How has God’s power been evident in your life?

 

Over the course of history, humans have been obsessed with power. Power-hungry kings conquered other nations in an attempt to build great empires. Politicians jockey for more powerful positions and seek to maintain control in legislatures and parliaments all over the world. In the workplace, individuals strive to attain promotions which allow them more decision-making power. Even our fantasy worlds are obsessed with power. Books and movies feature superheroes with super powers, wizards with powerful magic, and artificial intelligence that can run the world.

 

And yet, the most powerful being in existence is not a political leader, CEO, or figment of our imagination. Our God, the one true God, is so powerful that we cannot even understand just how powerful He truly is. Like His love, His power is also beyond our comprehension. Paul says that our God is not just able to do everything we ask of Him but that He is able to do “far more abundantly than all that we ask or think.” That is a somewhat redundant way to say that God’s power exceeds our expectations so much that we mere humans do not even think to ask God to move in His most powerful ways.

 

Our God is omnipotent. He is “all-powerful.” As we search Scripture, we can clearly see God’s power and might on display in stories of miracles, provision, and protection. But what Paul says here is even more exciting. He says that God’s power is “at work within us.” We have access to this power! Through the Holy Spirit we have God’s power living in us and available to us.

 

But He didn’t give us this amazing gift of power for our own glory. The Holy Spirit works through us in powerful ways for the glory of God. Friend, you have been empowered by the Holy Spirit with the very power of God to do good works that glorify His name. Ephesians 2:10 told us that God has prepared good works for us to do in His name and by His power and strength. We can’t even imagine the things God can accomplish through us when we act in His power according to His sovereign will.

 

Pray

Father, thank You for the gift of Your Holy Spirit. Thank You for empowering me to do Your will. Show me how I can use Your gift for Your glory. Amen.


 

~ Pastor Nat Crawford

 

 

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All power, all authority and might and dominion belong to You, O Lord Jesus.Amen.
@taluluhj4139 - I am so sorry to hear about your husband! I am praying for strength for you and for you to feel the amazing comfort from God each day.
Amen. He is our strength 🙌
I'm in my 70's and have been trying to find a way to reach out. The Lord directed me to a young deacon in charge of widows. I know many of them as we've gone to the same church for almost 40 years. He sent me a list and I'm working on sending them encouraging cards and calling a few each week. The young deacon is thrilled! Many widows are lonely and need encouragement. I'm grateful that the Lord found me a new ministry!
Thank so very much for reminding us what we have fro God and how special we are let’s pray for one another that we use our special gift and Glorify our Lord our Savior our GOD AMEN
The Holy Spirit's power gives me boldness and courage.
*SHOW ME; THANKYOUJESUS;AMEN@*
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I am constantly reminding myself that God is all powerful, that He is Sovereign and has everything under control. I am so thankful that we have an all powerful, all knowing God, and that we can rest in Him.
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Thank you daily devotional help me though my day amen
Thank you for his devotion today. God is powerful.
I feel for your emptiness. My husband of 48 years went to be with God 21 months ago. It leaves a hole in your heart. Just trust God and take one step at a time. Some days are better than others. My emotions have been on a rollercoaster as I am sure you have also experienced.
Powerful reading with meaning and direction. May the Holy Spirit renew our minds and heart, and transform our lives aalways in your direction.
So sorry for your loss. I pray that you will know that God is there with you to comfort you and hold you close in your sadness. 2 Corinthians 1:3. Please be encouraged.🙏
My husband of 64 yrs. went to be with the Lord on the 10th. of Jan. All I feel is sorrow and pain in my heart. Emptiness.
Pastor Nat, thank you for the message.
Glory be to God. Truth...Amen, by the grace and help of God.
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LORD thank you for keeping ME CHERYL BLAND
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Paul teaches in 1 Cor “But a natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him;...” Lord please help me open my heart to Your Spirit....Amen
Thank you, Lord, and direct my steps to be in alignment with Your will. Amen.
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Thank you for being such a awesome God and for the Holy Spirit that lives with us
“I can do all things through Him who strengths me”. When our heart is set on glorifying the Lord Jesus nothing can stop us for in our actions God is pleased. When we realize that we can do anything if we live to honor and praise the Lord we will rejoice! Lord turn my heart and mind toward you so your power may shine through me and give you the glory. Amen
Thank you Jesus for your power within me!
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Thank you Father for Your power within me. Help me to use it for Your glory and honor so that my thoughts, actions and deeds are pleasing to You.
Praise you, God, my Father because of your power that strengthen me spiritually day by day to manifest and proclaim your name in the world around me to you glory and honour
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I received that this morning, although I know that the power of God is at work in us on a daily basis, to do the will of God, through the power of the Holy Spirit. Lord help me to come to grips with this powerful truth. Amen.
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