“You are of God, little children, and have overcome them,
because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.”
1 John 4:4 (NKJV)
Do you realize that God’s Spirit lives in you, if you are a child of God? His Spirit is your constant companion. From the day you became a believer in Jesus Christ, He “set his seal of ownership on you, and put his Spirit in your heart as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.” (2 Corinthians 1:22 NIV) So as one of God’s children, you are “sealed” by the royal seal of the King of Glory ~ you are HIS, and nothing can break that bond! And even though you may not always feel His presence, the Spirit of God is always within you. He placed His Spirit in your heart as a security deposit, as a guarantee that He will fulfill all His promises to you.
“You realize, don’t you, that you are the temple of God, and God Himself is present in you?” 1 Corinthians 3:16 (MSG) So if God Himself is present in you, you possess an unlimited supply of God’s power, protection, wisdom, discernment, guidance, and provision. His capabilities are immeasurable, unlimited and unsurpassed. You have nothing to fear because GREATER is He who is inside of you, than he who is in the world! Think about this: The Creator of the Universe indwells your heart! The very same might and power which raised Jesus from the dead is at work inside of His children. With Him, all things are possible.
So tap into the limitless power source within your heart. God’s Spirit will work through you to accomplish great things!
“Let them see the full extent of Your power that is at work in those of us who believe, and may it be done according to Your might and power. Friends, it is this same might and resurrection power that He used in the Anointed One to raise Him from the dead and to position Him at His right hand in heaven. There is nothing over Him.” Ephesians 1:19 – 20 (VOICE)
“I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people,” Ephesians 1:18(NIV)
“You may never know that Jesus is all you need, until Jesus is all you have.”
~Corrie ten Boom
Do you ever feel like your life is running on empty? It’s as though you don’t have the strength to face the next responsibility, or the next crisis, or even the next moment. This is especially true in certain seasons of life where the overwhelming trials and difficulties seem to be rolling in as constant as waves in the ocean. Your strength is zapped, and you feel so weak that you can’t imagine moving forward on your own power.
The great news is that God’s children have a constant and limitless power source. We can refuel our lives each moment of each day with God’s divine power. When we are totally empty of our own strength, we can become wholly filled and flooded full with God Himself!! He wants to fill your life to the brim with His grace and love. When we are strengthened with His Spirit in our inner being, we can do anything! (“I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:13) So if you feel empty and weak, pull into God’s “refueling station” and ask Him to fill you full of His heavenly “soul fuel.” There’s never a shortage, and it’s always free!
“But the Lord said, ‘My grace is all you need. Only when you are weak can everything be done completely by my power.'” 2 Corinthians 12:9a (ERV)
“For this reason I kneel before the Father…I pray that out of his glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.” Ephesians 3:14 – 19 (NIV)
“He must increase, but I must decrease.” John 3:30 (KJV)