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Day 32 | Power Application

Read Ephesians 1

In Ephesians 1, Paul says, through Jesus, we can have every spiritual blessing (see verse 3). This is important to understand because God’s gift of power through His Holy Spirit is only available to us through His son, Jesus Christ. This is key, we must believe in and have a relationship with Jesus to access the power of God. God’s immeasurable greatness of His power is toward us who believe, according to the mighty working of His strength (see verse 19).

We have read examples of God’s power at work in the natural world. We have also read how God’s power through the Holy Spirit is freely given to those who believe in Jesus Christ and accept Him as Lord. Now what? How do we apply this power to our everyday lives? This is done through faith and obedience. It wasn’t by Moses’ power that the Red Sea parted. Instead, it was his faith in God and his obedience when God told him to stretch out his hand that he was able to see this mighty work unfold.

When we apply God’s power through the Holy Spirit to our sinful behaviors, we find freedom. This means that no matter what kind of sin we may have a propensity for (sexual addiction, chemical addiction, codependency, selfishness, or jealousy), it’s the power of God in us through the Holy Spirit that we are able to overcome whatever we struggle with. We won’t always be perfect, but Paul writes that “in him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace that he richly poured out on us with all wisdom and understanding” (Ephesians 1:7). This means God grants us the power to live holy and righteous lives if we trust in Him and obey His Word.

Pray for 10 minutes