Tapping into God's Power
“By God’s grace and mighty power,
I have been given the privilege of serving him
by spreading the Good News.”
Ephesians 3:7 (NLT)
God’s glorious plan included laying down Jesus’ life for our sins and raising Him from the dead to save us from our sins and to give us a life eternal. God did this to show us His love, His power and to empower our lives as women of faith to serve Him.
So how do we tap into God’s Power? Ephesians 3:12 says “Because of Christ and our faith in Him, we can now come boldly and confidently into God’s presence.” (NLT) We can tap into God’s presence and power by coming into God’s presence, talking to God, praising Him, praying for others, as well as yourself and listening to God’s small voice. Sometimes we think God is so powerful, we cannot just come into His presence and ask for things. He has the problems of the whole world on His shoulders. As a young Christian, it took me a long time to believe that God really wanted to hear about my problems, let alone want to help me. But as I studied scripture and learned about the enormity of God’s love for me as a woman of faith; and his unlimited power to answer our prayers, then I truly understood.
Prayer for me is my best friend, my comfort, my strategic weapon against Satan and how I know that God loves me and has a plan for me. Sometimes the key is: am I listening? Am I taking the time to pray? One thing that has helped me to develop a strong prayer life is to keep a journal. In the back of my journal I, (a)write Praise to God for answers to prayer; (b)make a list of people I always pray for daily such as pastors and their wives, brothers and sisters, missionaries, best friends;(c) then a list of people I know are sick in the church or family; and then (c)my requests with thanks in advance for His answers. Praying asking God for what He would like us to do and take time to listen. Am I perfect at this? – No- No – I am still a work in progress! The point is not perfection. This is an example of what works for me, do whatever works for you. But Tap into God’s Power ….
“Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work
Within us, to accomplish infinity more than we might ask or think. Glory to him in the church
And in Christ Jesus through all generations forever and ever. AMEN” Ephesians 3:20-21 (NLT)
For the glory and praise of Jesus Christ,
Kathleen R. Brewer