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Friday, February 12, 2021

When You Believe



I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at God’s right hand in the heavenly realms.  

—Ephesians 1:19-20 (NLT)



When you seek to understand something, it has the power to change your perception of reality—to show you that there is something more than what your physical eyes see or your ears hear. If you believe something, it becomes real in your life. 


What if that something you believe in is God?  If you seek to understand Him, He imparts the power to change your perception of what you see and hear and to reveal just who you are in Christ. Paul writes in this letter to the Ephesians that he prays that they will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for those who believe Him. This power lacks nothing. It is the same power that raised Jesus from the dead, and this immeasurable power is yours. When you believe this, it becomes real for you. And when it is real, you live it as Truth. 


God wants you to know who you are in His Resurrection power. But to know His power and the new person Jesus has created within you, you must have understanding. If you pursue the understanding of the gift of the new life you have, you will receive it. You will believe, and that belief will change your perception. His power will permeate your life. You will see differently, hear differently, and understand with the incredible greatness of God that all things are possible. Your faith will have no limits.


“Faith shows the reality of what we hope for,” the writer of Hebrews imparts. “It is the evidence of things we cannot see” (Hebrews 11:1, NLT). 


Do you wish for a faith that knows the incredible greatness of God’s power within you?  Keep choosing to believe in the reality of what you hope for. Keep choosing to believe that although you cannot see His promise, you believe it is real. You will perceive and understand God’s reality with the power of the Holy Spirit. You will understand that “no power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8: 39, NLT). You are NEVER separated from His love. God completes you. The manifestation of His power is evident in those who believe. 


“Put your finger here,” Jesus told Thomas. “Put your hand into the wound in my side. Don’t be faithless any longer. Believe!”


“My Lord and my God!” Thomas exclaimed.


“You believe because you have seen me,” Jesus said. “Blessed are those who believe without seeing me.”


Do you want to realize how much you are blessed by God? Don’t be faithless any longer. Believe. Have faith in what is not felt or seen with your physical eyes—have faith in the Truth the Holy Spirit reveals in His Word. You are known and loved by the One who created you. You are no longer lost in who you once were. You are now forever found in who He is. Your new identity—His power within you—is real when you believe. 


I pray that God “would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height— to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God” (Ephesians 3:16-19, NLT).


All the riches of God’s glory—His fullness, which is strengthened in you through the indwelling Holy Spirit—are yours. He dwells in your heart through faith. You have the power to comprehend the love of Christ which surpasses anything you have ever known. Blessed are those who believe without seeing.


© 2021 Lynn Lacher


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