In case you haven’t noticed, we, as believers, cannot do God’s will by relying on our own power and strength (even though being “under grace by faith”) any more than those who were under law could.
Not to worry….God provides us with unimaginable power and strength. Here is a sampling of how God and Christ Jesus can empower us if we respond as we should: that is, in faith, beseeching Them in continual prayer (please reference the Post on “Practicing The Presence Of God”) and an earnest heart to be able to do and be as They would have us. (All quotations are from MODERN YOUNG’S LITERAL TRANSLATION….some capitalization is mine)
Ephesians 1:19 – “what the exceeding greatness of His POWER to us who are believing, according to the working of the POWER of His might.”
Ephesians 3:16 – “that He may give to you, according to the riches of His glory, with might to be STRENGTHENED through His Spirit, in regard to the inner man.”
Ephesians 3:20 – “and to Him Who is able above all things to do exceeding abundantly what we ask or think, according to the POWER that is working in us”
Ephesians 6:10 – “be STRONG in the Lord, and in the POWER His might”
2 Timothy 1:7 – “for God did not give us a spirit of fear, but of POWER, and of love, and of a sound mind”
2 Timothy 4:17 – “But the Lord stood by and EMPOWERED me” (Rotherham’s)
Philippians 4:13 – ” I have STRENGTH for all things, in Christ’s STRENGTHENING me”
Colossians 1:29 – ” Contending according to His ENERGY which is ENERGIZING itself in me with POWER” (Rotherham’s)
Romans 15:13 – “and the God of the hope shall fill you with all joy and peace in the believing, for your abounding in the hope in POWER of the Holy Spirit”
1 Corinthians 2:5 – “that your faith may not be in the wisdom of men, but in the POWER of God.”
See you later.