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His Power in You

Ephesians 3:20-21

Now to Him who is able to do above and beyond all that we ask or think – according to the power that works in you – to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

God works in our lives according to the power that is within us. In the preceding verses, Paul explained how we become filled with God’s power. We must have Jesus dwelling in our hearts and come to know the fullness of the love of God. The more of Jesus we have, the more power we have for God to work in us. For this very reason, we need to empty ourselves of anything that is not from God daily so more of Christ may live in us. If we are full of selfish ambition, fear, doubt, envy, bitterness, depression, anxiety, or any other fruit of the flesh, we will have only the power of our own strength with which to work. Whatever we create, we must sustain. Anything produced from the fruit of the flesh will stand in the way of God’s power and cause us to live in the empty results of mediocrity.  If we are filled with the love of Christ, however, we have God’s power working in us. Anything He creates, He will sustain. He can always do so much more than we can! Neither His love nor His power is limited by our imagination.

I love the very last line of this passage. God’s promise is for all generations, which includes us, our children, and our grandchildren! God’s power worked through Jesus while He was on earth. His power worked in the early church through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, and He still works today in us through the Christ who dwells within us. God does mighty and wondrous things through His people by the power of Christ Jesus on the inside of us. Paul ended that chapter with an “Amen,” meaning “so be it.”

You have the “Amen” to the fullness of God working in you and to the immeasurable power of Christ, who dwells within you. Empty yourself today so you may be filled with Him. Fully receive the love He has for you, and see how it reaches beyond your imagination in every direction. When your heart is full of the love of Christ, God will work wonders in you and through you. He has the last word in your life, and it is “Amen.”

Have a blessed day!

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