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God's Power in You

Hello Encouragers! I’m so thankful you’re pausing to take sip of refreshing encouragement. Today, we’re exploring the concept of God’s working power. Let’s discover what it does in us.

God’s Power at Work

Demonstrative. Eruptive. Fierce. Unmatched. This is God’s power. The stroke of God’s hand creates, subdues, destroys, or resurrects. God’s power is always at work.

Followers of Jesus are promised His power is at work within us. Power capable of filling you with inner strength through His Spirit. Describing or defining this power doesn’t do it justice, but I perceive when it’s working in me. I sense it helping my stand against temptations. It beckons me to face another day I’d just as soon not. I can recognize its activation such as when wisdom and words fill my mind and exit my mouth to benefit another.

Then, I forget about it. Somehow, I break the connection thereby moving and living as if I’m powerless. Maybe it’s because I forget Who is empowering me. Who does that?

Me, but not Deborah. I love Deborah and I think you will, too.

Deborah’s story is found in Judges 4 and 5. Here’s an incredible woman, fiercely devoted to God, whose faith rivaled that of King David. A judge, prophet, wife, servant of Israel and more, Deborah possessed strength of character, humility, faith, and wisdom. So highly esteemed by the men and women of Israel, they willingly followed her into battle though a man was commissioned to lead.

How did she do it? How did this woman come to possess leadership, resilience, and the ability to balance multiple callings?

God.

How was she able to succeed in these roles?

God.

Where did her strength come from?

God.

He empowered her. God’s working power deposited in Deborah gave her everything she needed when it was needed.

You’ve got this power, too. If you claim Jesus as your Savior, the same Spirit in Deborah, Moses, Paul lives in you and me.

What might His power help you? Do you need to speak strength to your flesh, to your thoughts? Do you need to proclaim God is with you in it, whatever it is? Do you need to issue a battle cry of deliverance?

I do. I’m writing about His power because I’m done succumbing to a spirit of fear. Whether it’s a lack of control over my own thoughts or the enemy bringing all-out war against me, I’m done! What about you? Are you tired of battling something in your own strength?

Let’s speak to God’s working power within us so we can be who He created us to be. By speaking the Word of God, we release His working power into our lives. God's Word says:

Hebrews 4.12

James 5.16

Ephesians 6.10-12Let’s convert God’s Word into power statements so we can stand firm. Here’s my example.

The Verse:  So do not fear, for I am with you; I’ll strengthen you, help you. Isaiah 41:10.

My Power Statement:  With Your strength, I reject fear of what I can’t control.

It's your turn. Pick a verse. Make a Power Statement. Never forget we have a powerful God giving us power through the Spirit alive in us. Live steady, strong, and fierce! God’s strength powers your strength.

Giving God the glory, Terri

P.S. Check out the Hearts Encouraged Facebook Page to find more power statements! I’d love to read your power statements, too! Let’s encourage one another.

References:

Verses on God’s working power in us: Ephesians 1:17; 3:16, 20; Acts 1:8, Ephesians 6:10, and 2 Timothy 1:7.

https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/people-cultures-in-the-bible/people-in-the-bible/deborah-in-the-bible/

https://www.amazon.com/Every-Woman-Bible-Everything/

 

 

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Lori E

Always inspiring and uplifting, Terri! Thank you for sharing your gifts with us.

Susie

Great job Terri! God is working through you and his powershows

Angela Hopkins

Thanks, Terri! We all need reminders that God's strength is there for the asking, whenever we need it!
Hugs to you and thank you for your encouragement!

Terri Hutchinson

Thank you for your encouragement! God makes each one of us great in his own way. So thankful to have you as sister's in Christ! Yea!!!

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