DON'T ASK FOR STRENGTH, DECLARE STRENGTH

Preacher : Pastor Chris. O

Devotional Type : Rhapsody Of Realities Daily Devotional

Topic: Don’t Ask For Strength, Declare Strength

Bible Text: For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man (Ephesians 3:14-16).

The Apostle Paul had such a beautiful and powerful understanding of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Consider His prayer in our theme scripture; notice that he wasn’t praying for himself, but for the church at Ephesus, that they be strengthened with might in their inner man by the Holy Spirit. He prayed thus for them because he knew that’s the level in which the Christian ought to function. He was already functioning at that level; recall in Philippians 4:13, he said,  “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

Have you come to know Him as your strength? Have you recognised Him as the strength of your life? David said in Psalm 27:1,  “…the Lord is the strength of my life….”_* As your strength, you have nothing to fear; no impossibilities; no limitations; you triumph always, in every situation.

Affirm always that the Lord is your strength; that’s the language of the spiritually mature. Don’t ask God for strength; affirm He’s your strength. Declare, “I’ve been invigorated with might for every task. I can do all things through Christ who is my strength.”

Yes, before you received the Gospel, you may have been weak and timid, giving up easily and unable to face challenges. But thanks be unto God! The Bible says, *_“For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly”_* (Romans 5:6). Now, you’re turned on from within, by His divine power! You’re bold and courageous; audacious in faith.

The Bible says God has given us the spirit of power, and of love, and of a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7); that has become your song. You can do anything without fear. Even now, affirm that you’ll do bigger things for the Lord, according to His power, which works in you mightily.

*CONFESSION*
The Lord is the strength of my life, and by His strength, I can do all things. I’m sufficient in His sufficiency, and therefore up to any task. I dominate circumstances. I reign and rule in life, according to His might that works in me mightily.

*FURTHER STUDY:*
Colossians 1:29
Whereunto I also labour, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily.

Philippians 4:13
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

Exodus 15:2 
The Lord is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation; my father's God, and I will exalt him.

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