Today’s devotion speaks of the need to stay strong. I might add it could very well say stay strong in the Lord: not strong in our flesh, but strong in the Lord God Almighty. This means to be fortified in our faith so that we are able to endure the trials and troubles of life and not grow weak and weary; but to exercise our faith so that when we are tempted to give up, we can reach back and pull on our reserve of God-given strength within us. We cannot really serve the Lord unless we are strong in Him. The scripture reference for this devotion is Ephesians 3:16.
“I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources He will empower you with inner strength through His Spirit.”
Paul, the humble servant of the Lord, refers to himself as a prisoner of Jesus Christ. He has been bought by a price and has completely put his entire life into the Lord’s hands. He realizes that he is the least of all, but he is grateful for the privilege to share the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ. Paul prays for spiritual growth. He bows on his knees and prays for unlimited resources. He is aware that God’s resources are never-ending. He knows God will give inner strength. He wants that inner strength to be within the hearts of all God’s people. Paul encourages them to stay strong in the Lord. He knows that God is able, through His mighty power, to work His infinite power in the lives of His people. He can do all things and do all things well. So, pray to the God of all power that His power might be yours and that you might remain strong in Him.