“Whereunto I also labour, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily.” (Colossians 1:29)
Energy is an effort! Whenever we move or think, we exert power! God provides an endless supply of His Energy to help us accomplish His Purpose and Will when we plug into it. The devotional message for today ponders God’s generous gift of infinite Energy.
Lifelong Vitality & Strength
In today’s Scripture, the Apostle Paul speaks of the Energy that powerfully works in him as he labors to build up the faith of the Colossian believers. He stresses that this incredible strength is from God, and it operates vigorously in him as he toils.
The longer you live, the more you can appreciate the natural strength and vigor God makes available to sustain your life. People with high levels of energy tend to brighten a room and make life seem easier. Their natural enthusiasm and vibrancy radiates and inspires others around them. On the other hand, folks who are weak, with little strength, can sap vitality from others—especially if they are down, or have negative attitudes.
When we receive Christ as our personal Lord and Savior, He gives us the Supernatural Energy of The Holy Spirit. Through God’s Word, the guidance of His Spirit, and everyday life circumstances, we learn how to appropriate Christ’s Energy to carry out every task, regardless of its size or importance.
We do not have to rely on our strength to get things done. As we rest in the strength and power of The Holy Spirit, we can do anything through Christ which strengthens us (Philippians 4:13).
Heavenly Father, Thank You that I don’t have to depend on my natural strength to get things done. I praise You for imparting Your Spirit’s Vitality when needed.