THE POWER OF GOD THROUGH US
Eph. 3:20, "Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,"
If you are saved, the Bible says you have a desire to experience the power of God in your life. God's Spirit lives within you, causing you to be dissatisfied with a life that isn't totally dedicated to God's service.
If this is our desire, why don't we see the power of God? The biggest problem in our life is not God, but us. Notice the scripture says that God is "…able to do exceeding abundantly above all we ask or think." So God is able, but He has willingly limited His working in us to the power that is in us.
How do we get this power that is within us to work so we can see God's power? It is a matter of emptying ourselves of our power, strength, and abilities, and depending solely on the power of God. Let us never say, "I can do so and so for God". But let us say, "God can do so and so through me for I do not have the strength outside of God to do anything". When we trust God, we will do plenty of work, but this work will not be done in our strength, but in the strength of God.
What kind of work will we be doing? Many suppose "Christian" work is done in and around church or the church building. But the most important work of the Christian is not done in church services, but in daily living as we "…let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful. Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord," Col. 3:15,16.
Notice the words "Let" in the above quote. Serving God is not a matter of working in the flesh, or forcing yourself to do this or that. It is a matter of letting God work through you. This is where the majority of religions lead people astray. False religion teaches that people need to work for God. This sounds good on the surface, but it is another of Satan's lies. We must not work for God, as if we are on His payroll. We must let God work through us.
When we work for God, we are depending on our strength and abilities. When we let God work through us, we are depending on His strength and abilities.