Labels - 8 - I HAVE POWER

8 - I HAVE POWER
Father,

I stand before you today an heir of the mighty power of my Lord Jesus Christ. He is strong in me. He is strong in good times and bad, in triumph and defeat, in sickness and health.
I claim his power as my own. Power to love. To serve. To handle the storms of life. To forgive. To work. To play. To change yet another diaper. To dig yet another ditch. To endure yet another day of difficulty and pain.
In Christ, I have all the power I need.
Your grace, O Lord, is sufficient for me. Your power is enough and more than enough.
I admit that sometimes I doubt your power. I don't feel it, so I don't believe it. Sorry. Sometimes, I'm enamored of the fireworks display. Teach me to trust you without it, dear God.
Help me to see your power today in the humblest works of your hand. When I feel weak, help me lean on your magnificent strength.
I know you can do miracles, God. Your hand is "not shortened" that it cannot save. So I ask for the miracle. I pray for the victory. I seek you for the best outcome of all.
Until that day comes, whether in this life or the next...
I will not let the voices of defeat define me. I will not let the emotion of despair wreck me. I will walk in dignity. I will stand in faith. Though a thousand foes gather against, me, I will stand, firmly rooted, in a God will "do exceedingly, abundantly above all" that I could ask or think (Ephesians 3:20).
In the things that scare me, I claim Christ's courage.
In the things that overwhelm me, I claim Christ's power.
In the things that intimidate me, I claim Christ's triumph.
In all things that come against me today, I claim Christ's Spirit, and walk in his almighty power.
I say with faith, I can do all things this day through Christ who gives me strength.
And today, I pray, that you will orchestrate the details of my life, so that somebody I know would embrace my mighty Savior because of my daily life's testimony of his great strength.

In Jesus' Mighty Name,
Amen.
Additional Scriptures 
So he answered and said to me: "This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: 'Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,' Says the LORD of hosts. (Zechariah 4:6)

Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God, (2 Corinthians 3:5)

Therefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers: that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come. And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all. (Ephesians 1:15-23)

And there he went into a cave, and spent the night in that place; and behold, the word of the LORD came to him, and He said to him, "What are you doing here, Elijah?" So he said, "I have been very zealous for the LORD God of hosts; for the children of Israel have forsaken Your covenant, torn down Your altars, and killed Your prophets with the sword. I alone am left; and they seek to take my life." Then He said, "Go out, and stand on the mountain before the LORD." And behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind tore into the mountains and broke the rocks in pieces before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake; and after the earthquake a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice. (1 Kings 19:9-12)
Author: Bill Giovannetti
Dr. Bill Giovannetti is a professor, pastor, and the author of over 20 books. He has a passion for Scripture, and a mission to inform the mind in ways that touch the heart. 
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