Devotional 12/20

I pray that out of the riches of His glory, He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being; Ephesians 3:16

God takes the things that you trust in, from you, so that everything collapses in your life except Him and Him alone.

This prayer that Paul makes is really powerful, to pray for others or to pray for yourself. It’s the perfect pray against discouragement, heart break, and all types of exhaustion. What Paul is praying here, is for God’s infusion of power through His own presence, the Holy Spirit. So in interpretation, we are praying for God to infuse us with strength to deal with all and any situations. The inner man is the most important part of our beings.Image result for enablement definition
The inner man is our heart, but not just feelings and emotions, more like the conscience, the deep-seated place of where you think deep things like what you’re going to do with your life. To tell you the truth, when you have issues in the inner man, life is confusing, limited and messy. So I would advise you all, to pray this pray for yourself and your loved ones. 
In Hebrew ‘Strengthen’ is krataioo, which translates into ‘I strengthen, confirm; pass: I grow strong, become strong’.
  • krataióō: to prevail by God’s dominating strength, i.e. as His power prevails over opposition (gains mastery).

  • krataióō: attain mastery, the upper-hand (operates by the Lord’s inworking faith; He persuades us by faith)

In Hebrew ‘With Power’ is dunamis, which translates into might, power, marvelous works! Or physical power, force, might, ability, efficacy, energy; powerful deeds, deeds showing (physical) power, marvelous works.

  • dynamis: ability to perform; power to achieve (Power through God’s ability)
  • dýnamai:able, having ability
The instrument God will use to give you this power, this enablement is through the His Holy Spirit. And the Spirit of God, is the one with the ministry of giving grace (gifts, capacity and wisdom).
Maybe somebody is testing your character and you are really trying to not come out with crazy words or boxing gloves; pray for strength.
If you are in another region, away from family and are feeling anxious or lonely… ask God to strengthen you.
Maybe you are taking finals, or going for another job interview, and feel overwhelmed; ask God to strengthen you.  
Maybe you are tired, either maybe emotionally, physically, mentally; ask God for strength.
Maybe you are facing sickness, or pain, but the doctors and meds do not help, ask God for strength.
Maybe you can’t sleep, ask God for help!
Maybe you are tired of having the same discussion with somebody and they just do not get it, and it’s hurt your heart; ask God for His strength to heal and forgive.
He is the comforter, the teacher and the lawyer; as Him for strength.   
Let’s pray:
Lord God Almighty, I pray for your supernatural strength for all those who read this. I pray for capacity, for wisdom and understanding to act accordingly, and even for healing and courage to those who feel broken in any area. In the name of Jesus, Amen.  
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