Open Heaven: 21 Days of Fasting and Prayer

Devotional

BEING FILLED WITH GOD’S POWER  

When you think about powerful people, some that might come to mind are billionaires, superheroes or heads of big companies. They often share common traits - being successful, confident, and having influence. Does that sound attractive? Here is a truth: as God’s child, you have access to power that comes from God, himself, which accomplishes much more than what money, position or influence can buy.

In Ephesians 3, Paul says that the power that comes from God enables us to effectively fulfil everything He has called us to. His power is supernatural, giving us strength beyond our human capacity and accomplishing things of eternal value! Here’s how we can experience more of His power flowing through us: 

Attempt greater things. Think about the times when you avoided God’s plans because of your own limitations. It may be a time you held back from sharing the gospel because you feared rejection, or a time when you said 'no' to discipling or mentoring a newer believer because you felt inadequate. Today, decide that you will step out boldly to do these things, because it is God’s power working within you that enables you to do them!

Ask for bigger things with boldness. He is able to do much more than we can ask or imagine! God is creative, strong, powerful and able to do the impossible. He can go way past the limitations we face, and we are only limited by what we are willing to ask and expect. So have faith and ask God for bigger things, and experience His power in action!

Be constantly filled with the Holy Spirit. Acts 1:8 says that you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you! The mighty power that works within you is the power of the Holy Spirit. Ask God to baptise you in the Holy Spirit. As He does, His power overflows in us and gives us strength and boldness to accomplish His will.

Living under an Open Heaven gives us full access to God’s power, so let us walk boldly in it!

Response:
What can you do in your difficult situations to remind yourself of God’s power ? 

Think of a difficult situation you’re going through. How will you respond differently now, knowing that you have God’s power within you?

Prayer:
Dear God, thank you for empowering me to accomplish Your will and to overcome difficult situations. Give me the faith to believe that as I set out to do Your work, You will give me the power I need. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.