19 and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe. These are in accordance with the working of the strength of His might
20 which He brought about in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places,
21 far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come.
22 And He put all things in subjection under His feet, and gave Him as head over all things to the church,
23 which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.
Do you consider yourself power hungry?
Do you know someone else who is? Do you enjoy bossing others around and making all the decisions? Everyone wants power to some degree. We all like being in control. The battle for authority is present in our homes, schools, businesses, and governments. It even exists in parenthood, which can be the ultimate power struggle between children and adults.
Jesus’ authority reaches far beyond anything we can imagine. He is far greater than the wealthiest man or the biggest politician. His dominion is incomprehensible, but we get an idea of His vastness here. What’s more, Christians have access to His ultimate and all-consuming source of power.
The power of God gives us the capacity to love and live like Jesus in this fallen world. If you are in Christ, you can be confident that His power is working to make you more and more like Jesus every day. God has given His people the greatest power of all. May we rely on God’s power to show the world how great He is.
We have been given His power; will we be faithful to use it?
- What are some evidences of God’s mighty power at work in your life?
- Has your week been focused on Jesus, or on something or someone else? What is currently shaping your priorities?
- Ask God to give you a new sense of purpose today. Ask Him to restore your joy as you become more aware of His greatness at work in your life. Commit to live for Him, relying on His mighty power.