In Ephesians 3:20 Paul says, God is able to do much more than we ask or think through His power working in us. We often underestimate what we can do based on our self limiting beliefs. But, God lives in us and works through us by his Holy Spirit. With him we can do so much more than we can imagine. All of the great men and women of the Bible were just ordinary people like you and me, but God worked through them. He can work through you too.
Here are some more Bible verses about God working through people.
God did extraordinary miracles through Paul. Acts 19:11
For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him. Philippians 2:13
I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father. John 14:12
This collaboration between Jacob Collier, Sean Mendes, Stormzy and Kirk Franklin is inspired by gospel music and is about empathy.
You move towards what you're looking at. Have you ever tried to walk forwards while you're looking backwards? You go all wonky because you end up walking towards what you're facing. What a you facing (metaphorically)? Are you looking back to your past? Are you looking to the side to the world? Are you looking down at your phone? Or are you looking up, to God?
Here's what the Bible says about looking to Jesus:
Let us keep our eyes fixed on Jesus.
Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.
Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth.
Where are you looking?
In Ephesians 3:18-19 Paul says, And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.
He is praying that the church will know the unknowable love of God. This is the work of the Holy Spirit because we can't wrap our human brains around it. Sometimes we think that God loves people based on how 'good' they are. The truth is that God loves everyone, regardless of their gender, sexual identity, nationality, religion, or 'goodness.' He loves those in the churches, just like he loves those in the jails. Just because he loves us all, doesn't mean he loves all that we do.
When we understand the love of God, we experience fulness of life. That sounds pretty good to me, what what does it mean? I think it means that God's love shines a whole new light on our anxiety, our fears, our sin, our troubles, our purpose, our hope, on everything. It's like turning on the light in a dark room, everything becomes clearer. The bad stuff doesn't go away, we just see it in a new way.
Take a moment to reflect on God's love.
Short and sweet inspirations for Christian teen girls.