We live in a power hungry society. We believe money is power or having a certain position means power to control our own destiny. I believe the desire for power is a soul craving, but does that kind of power change anything in our souls?
I love this prayer that the apostle Paul prays:
Ephesians 3:14 – 21 14 For this reason I kneel before the Father, 15 from whom his whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name. 16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge– that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. 20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
As believers we have to ask ourselves whether we have this kind of power at work in our lives. Do we have a power that strengthens our inner being? Do we have a power that is causing us to grasp God’s love for us? Do we have a power that is enabling us to love others with God’s love? Do we have a power “in us” that is at work doing beyond what we could imagine? Do you have power?