His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through the knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.
2 Peter 1:3
Today’s culture expects us to be super-women. Super moms, super wives, super colleagues, super chefs, and super maids. Do you ever feel completely exhausted with the weight of these expectations?
Somehow we think that we must have a “super woman” cape hanging in our closets that we pull out each morning before starting our day!
Juggling all of our responsibilities day after day can be overwhelming—leaving us utterly depleted of strength and energy. But God never meant for us to do these tasks in our own power—but in his.
When we tap into him as our source of strength, we can put on the cape of his super power through the Holy Spirit. Before Jesus ascended into heaven after his resurrection, he left his disciples with this promise:
“I am going to send you what my Father has promised; but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.”
Jesus promised to clothe them with power through the Holy Spirit. This same supernatural strength that flooded the souls of the disciples at Pentecost resides within us—his power is available to all who call on his name (Acts 2:38).
Jesus did not leave us on earth to struggle with a spirit of fear, dread or despair. Instead we are covered in the clothing of his holy power, love and self-discipline (2 Tim 1:7).
Paul beautifully describes our power source in his prayer for the Ephesians. This prayer of insurmountable strength is also for you and me:
“I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith.
And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
Now to him who is able to do immeasurable more that all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.”
And all God’s girls said, “Amen!”
What a powerful prayer.
What would happen if we were to pray this prayer over ourselves each morning before we started our days?
Now that is a cape of super strength!
Did you see the connection between Christ’s love, the Holy Spirit’s power and the fullness of God? When our souls are filled to the brim with his love, the Holy Spirit’s power is poured into us, filling us up with his super strength. When we are filled with him, there is absolutely no room for fear.
Try pouring oil into a flowing fountain. It won’t fit.
Perfect love casts out fear (1 John 4:18). Fear is pushed aside and driven away by the overwhelming, overflowing, love of God.
When our hearts are bursting with the fullness of God, he is able to do super-abundantly more with our lives than we can even begin to comprehend.
The next time you feel empty and void of strength, pour his love into your soul. Take out your cape of his super-strength, and clothe yourself in the garments of his power.
He will to do immeasurably more than you can ever imagine!
My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.
2 Corinthians 12:9
How are you clothed with strength today? I pray that you conquer this day confident in the strength you have in Christ!