A Prayer to Encounter the Energy of God
By: Emily Rose Massey
“Now could the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and should your spirit and soul and physique be preserved full, with out blame on the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24 Devoted is He who calls you, and He additionally will deliver it to move” (1 Thessalonians 5:23-24, NASB).
Years in the past, I believed that encountering the facility of God was restricted to a monetary breakthrough or witnessing somebody stroll out of a wheelchair. It meant being moved so deeply in His presence whereas worshiping Him in track that I used to be moved to tears and fell to my knees or danced for pleasure earlier than my King…
Sure, these have been highly effective moments in my life that impacted my religion in God in a really possible way, however the extra I’ve walked with the Lord and frolicked in His Phrase attending to know who He’s, I’ve come to understand the facility of God extends far past these moments. God reveals His mighty energy when He takes a rebellious sinner and purifies his depraved coronary heart and conforms his life to look increasingly more like Christ daily. Discuss witnessing the miraculous!
In 1 Thessalonians chapter 5, the Apostle Paul prays for the believers’ stroll with the Lord to be strengthened and expertise this type of life-changing energy from the God of peace:
“Now could the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and should your spirit and soul and physique be preserved full, with out blame on the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24 Devoted is He who calls you, and He additionally will deliver it to move.” (1 Thessalonians 5:23-24, NASB).
It’s the Lord who will deliver our sanctification to completion, as we study to yield our lives over to His grace and energy to stroll in obedience to His Holy Phrase. The identical grace that saves us is that which empowers us to stay holy and set aside as witnesses to glory on this fallen world.
To make sure, I nonetheless sense His nearness once I weep on my knees in prayer and sing of His goodness and faithfulness on Sunday mornings with my church household, however there may be nothing fairly like realizing the Holy Spirit is with me day-after-day sanctifying this egocentric coronary heart to look extra like Jesus. I look again on how a lot He has modified my sinful life and strengthened me to discover ways to select obedience when my flesh needs to reign…that, my pals, is highly effective. What a mighty God we serve!
Father, many people cry out for an encounter with You. Maybe some tangible expertise during which we might sense Your nearness or witness a miracle. However what if that highly effective encounter with You will not be one thing we see or really feel, however it’s the very work that You’re doing in our coronary heart?
Lord, I pray that I might expertise that type of highly effective encounter with You. I pray you are taking this difficult coronary heart, soften it, and mildew it to appear to be Jesus. I pray You’ll give me a deeper starvation for Your Phrase that might assist me renew my thoughts. Holy Spirit, give me the energy to not solely stroll in knowledge from what I study within the Bible, however that You’ll empower me to proceed to obey what I’m studying in order that my life can be a mirrored image of Your superb Kingdom.
Could my life deliver You glory, Jesus. I thank You for the grace that has saved this rebellious sinner and the grace that continues to maintain me and information me in fact and in obedience, studying to stroll in Your excellent methods.
In Jesus’ title, Amen.
Emily Massey started writing quick tales and poetry as a little bit lady, entered the running a blog world in her early 20s, and revealed her first e book in 2015. She enjoys being a stay-at-home/homeschooling momma whereas nonetheless having the ability to pursue her ardour as a author. Believing she has been forgiven a lot, she loves a lot, and needs to level others to Christ and His redemptive and reworking energy, particularly by sharing fact present in God’s written phrase. If you want to attach with Emily, you possibly can go to www.emilyrosemassey.com.
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