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Daily Devotions from Lutheran Hour Ministries

"Power Source Unlimited"

January 22, 2004

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That you may know…His incomparably great power for us who believe. Ephesians 1:18,19

Today our world knows limits. We need tremendous power every day to drive industrial machines, light cities and homes, fuel cars, and heat buildings. What power sources can we find? Power in great demand. Power sources limited.

How exciting are the words of Paul in the spiritual realm! We need tremendous spiritual power in our world to carry out God’s saving plan for humanity. Writing to the Ephesians, Paul describes a power source unlimited. “…His incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is like the working of His mighty strength, which He exerted in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly realms” (Ephesians 1:19,20).

We have power for Christian living. God’s power. He demonstrated that power by raising Christ from the dead. The resurrection powerfully announces God’s acceptance of Christ’s sacrifice for our sins. Weak and helpless on our own, inept to help others, we receive God’s power when He works faith in our hearts at our baptism. In short, Christ’s resurrection power becomes available “for us who believe.” Christ continues to reign in power at the right hand of the Father. Therefore, plugged into Christ by faith, we possess a power source unlimited.

In the next three devotions, we explore how that power of God can be unleashed in our lives for the blessing of many. But what a comfort to know that God’s spiritual power source will never run low!

PRAYER: Thank You Lord God, for giving us power for Christian living through the death and resurrection of Jesus, our Savior. Amen.

(Devotions from “My Daily Devotion” by Dr. Stephen J. Carter, copyright 1988, CPH. All Rights Reserved. No part of this publication may be printed, reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without prior written permission of Concordia Publishing House. For ordering information, please contact CPH at 800-325-3040 or visit www.cph.org.)

Today's Bible Readings: Job 34-35    Matthew 14:22-36

Change Their World. Change Yours. This changes everything.

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