Psalm 68:28 – Summon your power, God; show us your strength, our God, as you have done before.
Have you ever looked at how many verses in the Bible talk about God’s power? How about his might… or his strength? Well, for the sake of being accurate, let me tell you there are a boocoo (beaucoup) of them. That means a whole lot.
Why are there so many verses that talk about his power? Because God is all-powerful or omnipotent. He has infinite power at his disposal. He had the power to create all things. He hung the stars, moon, and sun in the heavens with just his word. He didn’t make things out of something but rather he spoke them into being out of nothing.
When Job is upset because he thinks he is unjustly being punished God rebukes him with questions rather than answering him. He says, “You think you’re going to question me out of your ignorance, little man, then pull up your pants and answer the big boy questions. Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Did you measure it? Did you lay the cornerstone why the stars and the angels sang your praises? Did you lay out the mountains and valleys of the earth? Did you fill the seas and hold back the water? Where were you when I hung the clouds in the sky? Have you ever turned on the morning light or fixed the sun’s path in the sky? When have you ever ordered up the weather or made the snow to fly? Did you design the creatures of the earth in all their beauty? Do you feed them and care for them? I didn’t think so, little man.”
God’s questioning went on much longer than my paraphrase. And when God was finished questioning Job he could only humbly reply, “I know that you can do all things; no purpose of yours can be thwarted…My ears had heard of you but now my eyes have seen you. Therefore I despise myself and repent in dust and ashes.” (Job 42:1-6)
I bring this up because we have a tendency to limit God’s power and question him. We try to order him around or pout when things don’t go our way. We need to humbly repent too. God is God. He has all the power at his disposal and he has the wisdom to use it for his purpose.
I just think with all that power that God has why do we cry that we can’t do it? I have seen it over and over in the church. Good Christian people who often times limit God’s power with tradition, agendas, and legalism. It ought not to be that way!
On my weight loss journey, I have chosen to bring God along. I did this because I know that if he has the power to change the life of this sinner-saved-by-grace than he can do miraculous things on this journey to lose weight. He has helped me to learn to control my appetite, eat less, exercise more, and help others along the way.
Dear Almighty God, Who am I but a little man who is blinded by my own ignorance and desires. Yet you have considered me even in my lowest estate and have made me a child of God. I stand amazed at your awesome power. And I love you for giving me the strength I need to succeed as a Christian and in my weight loss efforts. You are my God and I love you. I pray this in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen!
“The power of God is available to you today to help you do whatever you need to do and do it with a smile on your face!”
“One man with God is a majority.”
― Brother Andrew, Secret Believers: What Happens When Muslims Believe in Christ