God is so good. He knows our needs. He longs for us to come to Him and to trust Him to fulfill those needs.
“Taste and see that the LORD is good; Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!” Psalm 34:8
I work out several times a week. Health is one of my core values, and I need the Lord to help me fulfill that value. I cannot do it on my own. My flesh desires to take over at times and eat whatever I want and not take care of my body the way that I should. I need God’s power to help me to stay healthy.
Do you need more power? Maybe you need power to run your business or raise your family. Or maybe you need power to resist a particular temptation? To be honest with you, I believe we are all looking for more power in order to accomplish significant things with our lives.
Before Jesus ascended to heaven, He made this bold promise: “‘Behold, I send the Promise of My Father upon you; but tarry in the city of Jerusalem until you are endued with power from on high.” Luke 24:49
Here are the five types of power God wants to give you? Which one or ones will you ask for?
- “Exousia” is divine authority for daily life.
- “Dunamis” is the explosive, miracle-working power of God.
- “Energia” is energy from God.
- “Ischuos” is the strength to accomplish great things.
- “Kratos” is the power to influence and have dominion.
God loves you, and He wants to empower you with the power of the resurrection. Real power comes from the One who raised Jesus from the dead, not from your own power. That will always fail. But God’s power never fails!