I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the wonderful future he has promised to those he called. I want you to realize what a rich and glorious inheritance he has given to his people. I pray that you will begin to understand the incredible greatness of his 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 1:18-20, emphasis mine)

There are certain passages of Scripture that are just so incredible that they blow me away. This is one of them. Can you imagine that the same power that conquered death is at work in us? This is the power that defies the odds, that does the impossible, that makes miracles happen.

This is the power that I need to change my heart, change my actions, my habits. This is the power that I need to conquer my temptations and face the enemy. How often do I sail through my day without tapping into that power? Too often.

The cross is not only a reminder of what God’s power has done, but also what His power can do today. His power did not die on the cross, nor did it ascend when Jesus did. God’s power, the very power that raised Jesus from the dead, is at work in our lives today. Amazing!

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