In my time in the Word and in prayer times, I’ve been thinking about our authority in Christ and the power of the Spirit of Christ in us through God’s unsurpassing love. And how we can be fooled, by living in this world, into thinking we are impotent and powerless.
These scriptures are on my mind:
For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God. Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen.
Ephesians 3:14-21 NASB
Because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, for this reason, to keep me from exalting myself, there was given me a thorn in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to torment me-to keep me from exalting myself! Concerning this I implored the Lord three times that it might leave me. And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ’s sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.
2 Corinthians 12:7-10 NASB
It’s important as Christ followers and as Prayer Ministers that we not give in to lies or fears. We each have our places of weakness where we can convince ourselves we lack what we need to do the works God is calling us to do. Maybe we are weak in ourselves! Maybe we don’t pray eloquently! Maybe we lack confidence! Join the Apostle Paul!
The point is we can’t do anything of power or authority without the Holy Spirit working in us. So acknowledging our weaknesses and fears and moving anyway, in His love and power, is the answer!
The enemy wants us sidelined. The Christian journey is being transformed by the renewing of our minds – and showing up – to be the hands and feet of Jesus.
Love, Peace and Joy to all,