The magnitude and magnificence of the eternal power of God is evident in the created world (Romans 1:20). From the enormous scope and diversity to the microscopic detail, we can see the limitless creative power of God. The extent and potency of His power is incomprehensible; because God is limitless, so is His power. Moreover, He is the source of His own power which indicates that such power in inexhaustible. God will never be diminished in power by even the smallest degree. He does not expend power because this would mean it could be diminished and need resupply. Rather, he extends His power toward creation and creature alike. As Tozer explained, “He gives, but does not give away.” He has exceeding power to uphold creation (Hebrews 1:3), to nourish the earth (Psalm 147:8), to redeem the lost (Romans 1:16; Psalm 49:15; Titus 2:14), the punish the wicked (Isaiah 13:11), to satisfy His own children (Colossians 2:10), to finish His plans (Jeremiah 29:11), to destroy the world (II Peter 3:10), to create a new heaven and new earth (Revelation 21:1), and to reign sovereignly for all eternity (Revelation 19:6). God has the power to do all these and more without expending or surrendering one iota of power. The modern-day concept of multi-tasking within highly demanding vocations has created a mentality that God “has His hands full” with operating the world. This undermines and underestimates the glorious and efficacious power of God to do “exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think” (Ephesians 3:20).
The Lord’s phenomenal cosmic power that has been personified in the person of Christ (I Corinthians 1:24) and personalized through the Holy Spirit (I Corinthians 2:4; II Timothy 1:7). Sinners can experience the power of God through the Gospel (Romans 1:16), and Christians can know the power of God (Philippians 3:10). The power of God is the source of inner spiritual strength in the Christian life. This is how Christians can be renewed in the inward man day by day (II Corinthians 4:15-16). Though humans are weak, this weakness makes known the excellency of the power of God (II Corinthians 4:7; 13:4). Knowing and living in the power of Christ enables Christians to “walk in newness of life” (Romans 6:4). As Christians acknowledge that they are no longer obligated to serve sin, but that they reckon themselves to be dead to the call of sin yielded as instruments of righteousness then they can experience the newness of the powerful Christian life which reflects the magnitude of God’s power (Romans 6:6, 11, 13). God not only has power to create something out of nothing as seen in the created world, He also has the power to change a life of nothingness into a life of newness. Would to God that Christians would know this immense power that results in a life that is touched and changed forever!
My Prayer for Today:
The boundless power that You possess is beyond my comprehension, yet I thank You that I may know its effect in my life. I am thankful that all the power I need is available to me because Your power is inexhaustible. I know that no request is too big, that no matter is too hard, and that situation is too complex that Your power cannot overcome it. Truly, there is nothing that is too hard for the Lord! Lord, I ask that you enable me by Your power to walk in the newness of life. I pray that You will empower me to become dead to sin and alive unto You. “Turn my eyes away from vanity” and enable me to glorify You with a life full of godly meaning and purpose. You are worthy, O Lord, to receive blessing, honor, glory, and power for You sit upon the throne, and You shall reign forever and ever! I praise You for Your excellent greatness and power! Make known the power in my life today, I pray in Jesus’ name. Amen and Amen.