.”…having the form of godliness but denying its power.” -2 Tim 3:5
Today we are under remarkable pressure to dilute God. To qualify Him so that what is left is a façade of godliness without power. It is no wonder that when we face hardships and temptations, we often grow frustrated and powerless to bring meaningful change to our lives.
Jesus shared that His coming from the Father was so that we “may have life, and have it to the full.” (John 10:10) Yet for many there is a reluctance to fully embrace all that God is.
Perhaps we accept the life of Christ…but have not claimed the transformational power of Christ. Perhaps we have received Christ as our Savior, but have not given Him the full reign of our life.
If so, then we are denying God the foothold needed to bring His full power into our lives..
Without accepting fully the power of God, we are assured to face the same struggles time and again with victory remaining forever elusive.
In a tangible way, while we cannot see electrical power we know it exists. One only needs to touch a live wire to verify its existence. For obvious reasons of safety, we don’t touch live wires, instead we believe the experts and take if by faith that such power exists and can harm us.
Scriptures tell us that “Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” (Heb 11:1)
Lasting transformation comes only through the power of God, and that can only be received through faith, and while we cannot directly “see” the power of God, we can see our lives changed in ways that we know would not have been possible on our own.
Take a moment now and pray. Ask Him for the faith to receive His power into your life, only then will you begin to live a life that overcomes.