“The Christian Life is the supernatural life, a life where we live beyond our natural limits.” I heard these words during university about 45 years ago; they still inspire me. Think about it! The God of the universe lives inside each Christ-follower. The moment we embrace Christ through faith, God’s Spirit comes to dwell in us. In fact, Jesus told his disciples that it was good that he was leaving them because the Spirit would replace him in their lives (John 16:7-15).
I remember, as a student, how easy it was to call out to God when an exam was coming. But I was convinced I could manage my dating relationships without God’s assistance. Very quickly, I realized inviting God into each area of my life was a good decision. God provides resources I do not have. No matter how good I am in any area of life, God is better, WAY better!
God does not push his way into the center; we have to allow him access. I realized I can only step into the realm of the “beyond my limits” life when I am willing to trust God and put my confidence in his unlimited resources. I often picture myself approaching God with a box in my arms. I declare, “God, please take charge of this. I have been so foolish to attempt this on my own.” At that moment, I begin to anticipate that God will do immeasurably more than all I ask or imagine according to his power that is at work within me, to his glory.
Father God, I invite you to show me any area of my life where I’m not fully trusting in your presence and power. Thank you that you can do immeasurably more than I can in any area of my life. I desire to live in the realm of your supernatural resources today. Thank you for your Spirit’s presence in my life. Amen.
What areas of life are you finding hard to entrust to God? Ask yourself why. Think about how big or difficult the challenge is. Now reflect on God’s power, wisdom, and love. Can he handle it better than you can?
By Mike Woodard
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