Daily Devotions with davepettigrew. Season 1. Episode 3. Power.

How Do You See God’s Power In Your Life?

“I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come.” – Ephesians‬ ‭1:18-21‬

Open the eyes of my heart. That’s quite a prayer. That we would see the world as Jesus sees it. That what breaks his heart breaks ours. That the needs that He sees are the needs that we see. All of this so that we may know the hope that he has given us. The inheritance we have and the power we have.

Amazing. Paul’s prayer here is to have our eyes opened so that we can see Jesus. So many times in our days we are blinded by the troubles, the stress, the anxiety of what the world throws at us. But he’s reminding and praying that we would see more. That our eyes would focus on something else. That we would know the power that we have access to. Jesus.

The same power that raised him from the dead is that same power that we have access to?

According to Paul, yes.

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Reflect…

Do we live like that? Do we embrace that? Do we believe that?

Do we really believe that?  The same power that raised Jesus from the dead is the power that lives in us.  Kind of hard to believe. That’s where faith comes into play. Where our faith muscles start to get sore because we are working them overtime.  Faith says that that power is in us. Our mind says it’s not. Let’s listen to faith. Let’s listen to the words of Paul here and believe them. Laying aside all human comprehension here and believing in the power of Jesus.

Pray about that today. Pray about how that works in your life.

God, open our eyes. Open our hearts and open our ears so that we might see you, hear you and trust you more.  So that we might believe in Your power in our lives.

Can you recall a time where you’ve really felt God’s power with you?

Big or small occasion…it doesn’t matter!

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