The Greatest Source of Power

Am I fulfilling this ministry of intercession deep within the hidden recesses of my life? There is no trap nor any danger at all of being deceived or of showing pride in true intercession. It is a hidden ministry that brings forth fruit through which the Father is glorified. Am I allowing my spiritual life to waste away, or am I focused, bringing everything to one central point— the atonement of my Lord? Is Jesus Christ more and more dominating every interest of my life? If the central point, or the most powerful influence, of my life is the atonement of the Lord, then every aspect of my life will bear fruit for Him.

However, I must take the time to realize what this central point of power is. Am I willing to give one minute out of every hour to concentrate on it? “If you abide in Me . . . “— that is, if you continue to act, and think, and work from that central point— “you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you” (John 15:7). Am I abiding? Am I taking the time to abide? What is the greatest source of power in my life? Is it my work, service, and sacrifice for others, or is it my striving to work for God? It should be none of these— what ought to exert the greatest power in my life is the atonement of the Lord. It is not on what we spend the greatest amount of time that molds us the most, but whatever exerts the most power over us. We must make a determination to limit and concentrate our desires and interests on the atonement by the Cross of Christ.

“Whatever you ask in My name, that I will do . . . .” The disciple who abides in Jesus is the will of God, and what appears to be his free choices are actually God’s foreordained decrees. Is this mysterious? Does it appear to contradict sound logic or seem totally absurd? Yes, but what a glorious truth it is to a saint of God.

Bible in One Year: 2 Chronicles 28-29; John 17

2 thoughts on “The Greatest Source of Power”

  1. kassa70x7 says:

    The attacks towards me by evil forces is relentless, cornered by the enemies of God. My moves are monitored and my life has been unbearable because of attacks coming from the devil…. Fortunately, through prayers and supplication I move on without any progress. In my trails and tribulations, I need your prayers for strength and to go on through and through it all for the glory of God. Yes, I need your prayers everyday to do God’s will and to carry me through for Victory!
    In Jesus Name,

    Immanuel.

    1. brian65 says:

      Kassa70x7 – Yes, God will carry you through to Victory! I’m responding because I too feel like you feel sometimes, I find comfort in knowing that I am not alone in my struggles. My strength and peace comes when I put my focus in the right place. When I focus on the fact that God is in control and that I am secure in Christ Jesus, there is peace and strength. When I start to look around at circumstances and too much at myself it all falls apart. Perhaps all these attacks are an opportunity for you to learn to lean more on Jesus and rely on what He has already done for you. I say this because I am learning this now. I have the head knowledge, but appears now I have to go through things, so it can become real in my heart, become a part of me. My prayers are with you.

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