Summertime and the living is easy? Not at the Higgs house. Maybe not at your house either. We’re waking up earlier, staying up later, and trying to squeeze in one. more. thing.
When our get-go is gone, beloved, it’s a different kind of power outage, but it can be just as crippling.
Without electricity, all our switches and gadgets are useless. Without the Holy Spirit, all our works and efforts are fruitless.
But with His power? The possibilities are endless, even miraculous.
In the time of Jesus’s ministry on earth, “the people all tried to touch him, because power was coming from him and healing them all” (Luke 6:19).
Wow. The Greek word for power, might, and strength—dýnamis—gives us our word dynamite. Boom.
His kind of power is real, palpable. When the Lord healed the bleeding woman, “at once Jesus realized that power had gone out from him” (Mark 5:30).
Power went out from Him. Like a jolt of electricity, like a bolt of lightning. Strong enough to change a life. Mighty enough to challenge death. “By his power God raised the Lord from the dead, and he will raise us also” (1 Corinthians 6:14). Boom.
Now comes the astounding rest of the story: This same holy power can flow through us. “The God of Israel gives power and strength to his people” (Psalm 68:35).
He gives His power, freely, generously. As one online sister said, “With all that I’ve been through, His power and love have been amazing.”
His might, His power—in Hebrew, His taatsumah—is available to us. When we’re exhausted, discouraged, overwhelmed (my hand is up), it’s because we’re trying to do, do, do on our own steam, instead of depending on God’s power.
So, what might it look like in real life if we went for it and asked God to boom through us? It could mean stopping to pray before making an important phone call, asking God to give us the right words to say. Then, on the phone, really listening to the other person, waiting for God’s prompting before we respond, “speaking the truth in love” (Ephesians 4:15).
When we hang up, amazed, we need to remember where that power came from and give Him credit for it. As His Word reminds us, “we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us” (2 Corinthians 4:7).
Lord Jesus, we’ve read about Your power in Your Word. Now help us experience Your power in our lives. May Your strength, Your energy flow from You through us, accomplishing Your will, resulting in Your glory. What an honor it is to be a conduit for Your mighty power and love on this earth!
How might this reminder of God’s infinite power change what you’re doing today? Take a second to share your thoughts below. Your words are a blessing and encouragement to all of us!
Your grateful sister, Liz
P.S. Congrats to our 10 sisters who won a copy of It’s Good to Be Queen and a lovely serving dish from DaySpring! We have one more week in our series, He Is Worthy of Our Praise. I’ve LOVED opening God’s Word and studying His glorious attributes with you this year!
On Wednesday, August 19, we’ll dive in to a new 10-week study on the Queen of Sheba, as together we journey across the Arabian Desert and through the pages of It’s Good to Be Queen: Becoming as Bold, Gracious, and Wise as the Queen of Sheba. Get your copy now and you’ll be all set. Also on Wednesday, August 19, I’ll be chatting with you via Livestream at 12noon ET on my website, LizCurtisHiggs.com. Maybe have lunch with me? morning coffee? second breakfast? Can’t wait!