Today’s Key Scripture (all references NKJV unless otherwise noted:
Power belongs to God.
Before Jesus ascended to heaven, He declared, “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you.”
—Acts 1:8, KJV
The Greek word used for power is dunamis, similar to English word for dynamite, only in the original meaning, it is a power that multiplies itself!
Think of it, when God’s Spirit is linked with your prayers, the seed begins to invade every aspect of your life and flow out to others. It is exciting to know that everything about God increases and everything about satan decreases.
Prayer, for example, has the power to bring you to repentance. It is when your heart reaches out to God that your weaknesses are revealed. That’s the beginning of repentance, deliverance and cleansing.
Prayer and spending time in God’s presence is like a mirror. You look to God, yet you see the image of yourself, with every imperfection and fault. It is as if you experience this revelation of self that repentance becomes possible.
The dynamite power that comes from the Almighty gives victory over sin, sickness, and satan. It enables us to live the Christian life. And we appropriate that power through communion everyday with the Father!
A Prayer for Today:
Father God, thank You for Your power! Thank You for loving me, even when I was unlovable and powerless. Thank You for providing me salvation through Your Son, even when I was hopelessly lost in sin. My heart is grateful to You for all that You have given to me. Please guide me in Your path of righteousness, according to Your will and Your glory. Help me to become more like Christ, bringing light and hope to a world too often filled with darkness and hopelessness. I pray this in the Name above all names, Amen!