Scripture Reading: Colossians 1:1-14
“Being strengthened with all power according to His glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience.” (Colossians 1:11)
We can experience the very power of the resurrected Christ because He lives in us. We must remember that Jesus is all powerful. Nothing is impossible for Him. He is in control of all things. Paul prays that we would be strengthen “with ALL power according to HIS glorious might.” It is Christ’s power in us that enables us to have “great endurance and patience.”
“But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us” (II Corinthians 4:7). It is not our power that sustains us; it is Christ’s power that is at work in us. We are frail jars of clay, but we can experience the surpassing power of Christ at work in us.
Christ’s power is perfected in our weaknesses — “‘My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong” (II Corinthians 12:9,10). Like Paul, we must realize that Christ’s power comes to us when we are weak. He will strengthen us with His power and enable us to face insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities — “for when I am weak, then I am strong.”
Lord Jesus, I am weak but You are strong. You alone can strengthen me so that I may have great endurance and patience. I, like Paul, boast in my weaknesses so that Your power may rest upon me. I desperately need Your power to face the challenges and difficulties of living in this fallen world.
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