Living Word Devotional
Sunday, 17th July
Strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, for all patience and longsuffering with joy. COLOSSIANS 1:1
The last hydrogen bomb ever exploded was a hundred-megaton weapon tested by the Soviet Union in the 1960s. The force of that bomb was so powerful that pressure pulses from its detonation went round the world two times. It was over five thousand times more powerful than the one dropped on Hiroshima by the United States during the Second World War. Currently, scientists are designing bombs with far more capacity than those early bombs.
Mankind has created awesome destructive weapons in its history, but the power contained in those weapons is nothing compared with the power of the Holy Spirit at work in the believer. What man seeks to accomplish in the physical world is a minute fraction of what God has made available through the power of the Holy Spirit. Just consider the power that holds this planet in space, keep it rotating on its axis at a speed of about 1,500 km per hour, and keeps it revolving on its own orbit around the sun at a speed of about 10,000 km per hour. If that power ever got weak for a moment, our planet will spin out into nothingness. That power is a tiny little part of the entire force that holds the universe together and holds all creation in balance. That is not the work of a scientist in a laboratory but the power of the creator at work in His creation.
When the Apostle Paul speaks of God’s glorious power, he uses the Greek word, ‘dunamis’ which refers to the ‘explosive and creative power’ of God. Whereas mankind creates power to kill and destroy, God’s power creates, build’s and sustains.
Through the Holy Spirit, we have access to the explosive power of God. He has given us His power so that we can live powerful lives to His glory.
PRAYER: Lord, help me to live a powerful life through your Holy Spirit.
SCRIPTURAL READING: Colossians 1:9-18