TODAY’S READING: Ephesians 1:17-19
“and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might” EPH 1:19
Craig Brian Larson writes on the subject of power and tells the following story to illustrate our dependence on God.
On Wednesday October 11,1994, NASA’s Magellan space explorer fell silent. The Magellan had circled Venus more than fifteen thousand times since arriving at the planet in 1990 but on this day, NASA scientists intentionally changed the satellite’s course and sent it veering into the planet where it burned to a crisp in the atmosphere.
Why would NASA send the Megellan - which cost nine hundred million dollars - plummeting into the planet? Because the Megellan was virtually out of power. One final experiment had drained its batteries to the point where it could no longer transmit data.
Without power, even the most superior technology is worthless.
Without the power of God, even the most committed Christian can bear no fruit!
Paul states that there is not only some power but immeasurable, divine power towards us who believe. He says to the Ephesian church, “I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe him” (v19 NLT).
Paul suggests that mankind does not possess the means necessary with which to establish just how much power is available towards those who are in Christ! The same mighty power that raised Jesus from the grave lives in you!
• Read Ephesians 1:17 – 19
• Like Paul, pray for greater understanding regarding the power in and available to us, who believe in Him.
• Take some time today to specifically invest in your relationship with the Holy Spirit.