Ephesians 1:19-20 I also pray that you will understand the increadible greatness of God's power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at God's right hand in the heavenly realms.
Look at these verses, did you read them carefully. Did you think about the words? Powerful, "This is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead!" Just before that it says,"The increadible greatness of God's power for us who believe him." When I read these words I could not help but think of Matthew 16:19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. (NIV))
Let me tell you how I now understand this...and it is so exciting! We have the power of Heaven if we believe in God and if we call on that power! We have to choose to call on that power! Matthew 16-19 says, "whatever YOU bind on earth" and "whatever you loose on earth." We have to call on that power over our health, over our wealth, over our words, our thoughts, our actions. We have to choose good, we have to choose to tap into the Fruits of the Spirit, love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness faithfulness, gentleness, and selfcontrol! It is our choice to let these things loose in our lives, it is our choice to bind up all things oppsite of the Fruits of the Spirit!! Isaiah 30:18 tells us that the Lord must wait for us to come to Him. For the Lord is a faithful God. That means that we must be the ones to choose...and when we choose God, when we choose what God would have us do we are filled with the powers of Heaven, the same power, the awesome power, that raised Jesus from the dead!
Choosing to follow God is choosing love and power beyond what we could think to imagine. Choosing God and His goodness, choosing to bind up that which is bad... choosing to let loose all that is good is life altering.
As God grows me, as I learn to harness His wonderful grace and love for me, I feel a power rising in me that is going to be unstopable! The excitement inside of me today is amazing! It is God telling me that "I can!"