Nana’s Nook: The POWER of God

Good morning, friends. As I sit to write this morning, I am enjoying a beautiful sight outside my window, one that is rare in Greenville, South Carolina. My yard is blanketed in white! Yes, it snowed in Greenville yesterday! I love the snow, at least as long as I don’t have to go out in it. So, as I awoke yesterday morning to this gorgeous sight, I was one happy Nana. However, as I sat having my Quiet Time, the power went out! That is the not-so-fun reality of a snow and ice storm. Steve and I immediately launched into power-outage mode: Lighting the gas logs, closing doors to conserve the heat of the logs, lighting candles, grabbing flashlights, etc. But as I continued my devotional readings, albeit by lantern, in God’s providence I read this verse, found in Ephesians 3:20:

“Now all glory to God, who is able, through His mighty POWER at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.”

As I read the verse again, I found myself praising our great God, whose POWER supply never goes out. His power is always available to us!  His power is made perfect in our weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9). I grabbed my phone and did a Google search on verses about God’s power and found a wonderful article written by Rachel Larkin titled “20 Amazing Bible Verses About God’s Power”.  Before listing the 20 verses, she wrote this:

“Contemplating the power of God is something that can benefit all believers. When we meditate on the fact the God is all powerful, we are reassured that He is in control and that we don’t have to be.”

No matter what is going on in our lives, God is in control!  There is such peace in that simple, and yet profound, truth!  Here are the 20 verses/passages Rachel listed in her article:

2 Samuel 22:33; 2 Chronicles 20:6; Job 26:7-14; Psalm 71:18; Romans 13:1; Psalm 147:4-5; Jeremiah 10:12-13; Matthew 22:29; Luke 1:35; Luke 5:15; Romans 1:20; Romans 15:13; I Corinthians 1:18; I Corinthians 4:20; Ephesians 3:20; Colossians 2:12; 2 Timothy 1:7; Hebrews 1:3; 2 Peter 1:3; Revelation 11:17

May I suggest you take some time to meditate on these passages throughout the coming week? My hope for you is echoed in Rachel Larkin’s words: “May these verses encourage your walk, strengthen your faith and guide your prayers today.”

Have a POWER-filled day!