Wednesday, March 11, 2009

2009 Lenten Devotional and Prayer Guide

March 11

 

I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being...”  (Ephesians 3:16)

 

We admire “strength.”  We give trophies to winners as signs of strength.  We build hall of fames for those who have imposed themselves on others through their strength.  We glorify the strong and shun the week.  Wait a moment.  What is “strength” and “power?”  Is it the inward ability to force our will on the outward world, including other people? 

 

Biblically, strength comes from the power of God’s Spirit working in and through us.  A car engine needs gas, electricity, and air to work.  Cut off any of those and the system cannot work.  A computer needs to be plugged in or have a charged battery to be something more than an expensive paperweight.  We could operate on human strength and ideas, but that is all we will accomplish.  When we miss the divine working of God, we never achieve anything of eternal consequence.  [Written by: Pastor Dan]

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