15, May 2012

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Draw on His Power Within You

‘To Him who is able to do immeasurably more…’ Ephesians 3:20 NIV

There are words in your Bible with so much power in them that they’re more effective than any therapy. God can illuminate a Scripture that goes back into the past and heals your wounds, gives you direction in the middle of despair and provides hope for the future. Satan will try to fill your mind with so much junk that you don’t have an appetite for God’s Word. That’s because he knows the Scriptures unmask him, and release the potential lying dormant within you. Before Jeremiah rose to national prominence as a prophet, God told him two things: (1) ‘Before I formed you in the womb I knew you…‘ (Jeremiah 1:5 NIV) Your parents didn’t get the first look at you, God did. Nothing about you surprises Him. In spite of what you’ve been through, He hasn’t changed His mind about who you are or what you’re destined to become. (2) ‘Before you were born I set you apart…’ (v5 NIV) You say, ‘I’ve always felt different.’ That’s because you are. Celebrate it! Stop looking for acceptance where you don’t belong. You’re on a mission for God; that’s why the enemy has tried so hard to take you out. Once you understand that, your struggle will begin to make sense. As you study God’s Word you’ll begin to experience the mind-renewing, life-changing power He’s deposited within you. ‘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.’ So start drawing on that power today.

SoulFood: Deut 3-4, Mark 9:38-50, Ps 18:30-50, Pr 11:22

The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2012

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