“With God all things are possible.” ~ Matthew 19:26
The Bible begins with God speaking creation into being. The whole rest of the book goes on to tell of his neverending power. He caused the great flood and saved Noah and his family from it. He delivered Israel from Egypt. And he conquered death through the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus.
That same power is available to us today. Jesus promised that we would be able to do the same things he did. And more. (John 14:12)
And yet, we still read the Bible or a devotion, say a little prayer and then say “OK, God. I got it from here.” Then we live our lives out of our own flawed human striving. I don’t know what the reasoning is. Maybe we feel like God has more important things to worry about, like famine and natural disasters. He doesn’t have time to deal with our little situation.
That’s the furthest thing from the truth. A God who can do anything can do anything for you.
What to do then? How do we tap into God’s power? The answer is so simple. When I was a kid I used to go to church with my Granddaddy at a little Baptist church in Fortsonia, Georgia. I’d stand next to him and help hold the hymnal while we’d sing “Trust and Obey”. That’s what it’s all about right there. Trust that we serve an all-powerful God who cares deeply about us and who keeps his promises. And obey his Word.
We try to make things more complicated than they need to be. At every decision, every moment in life, we have a chance to live out of God’s power in our life, or to live out of our own power. I don’t know about you, but I want to choose to live life that way. I want to live out of God’s power. Every moment.