The Power that Works

What dreams has the Lord placed in your heart to impact His kingdom?

You’ll need power that works to accomplish them, even in your Christian weight loss goals!

May God’s Spiritual power work in your life mightily!

Consider this powerful scripture:

”Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us,”

Ephesians 3:20

Pause and think about that; God is able to do above all that we can ask or imagine!

Now you might wonder: Can anything limit God’s ability to work within us?

Surprisingly, yes.

The book of Psalm records how the children of Israel put limits on God, who is limitless:

How often they provoked Him in the wilderness,
And grieved Him in the desert!
Yes, again and again they tempted God,
And limited the Holy One of Israel.
They did not remember His power:
The day when He redeemed them from the enemy,”

Psalm 78:40-42

So although God’s power is limitless, God’s people limited His work in their lives because of their own limiting beliefs and actions!

Here is a natural example. Consider the power of lightning. That is raw electricity in action.

However, man can limit electricity in its application. We see this every day in how electricity powers our homes and businesses.

Electrical wiring and circuits control how electricity is delivered.

Consider the following about how electrical wiring works. As you read this excerpt from Wikipedia, imagine the application to your own Spiritual life’s power:

”Materials for wiring interior electrical systems in buildings vary depending on:

  • Intended use and amount of power demand on the circuit
  • Type of occupancy and size of the building
  • National and local regulations
  • Environment in which the wiring must operate”

Now, let’s move from this natural example to the Spiritual realm. What are the Spiritual power demands of your life currently? 

Are you trying to run your life with low-voltage batteries when the demands require a continuous power supply?

I recommend writing down the answers to the following questions and pray that the Holy Spirit illuminate how your answers can impact your Spiritual power supply:

  1. What territory has God given you to impact His kingdom? Are you expecting an increase (use and power demand)?
  2. Are you showing up for life and occupied with using your Spiritual gifts to build up others (occupancy and size)?
  3. How are you applying God’s word to guide your life (Biblical authority)?
  4. What is your current internal environment (habitual thoughts and emotions) and external environment (actions and circumstances)?

If you are experiencing a power failure in your life, perhaps you need to check your power supply and/or upgrade your wiring circuits!

I also recommend reading Psalm 78 aloud. Note any phrases that resonate with you as you do so.

I did this exercise myself. Here are the thoughts that came to me as I read:

  • Remember God’s works
  • Live His word
  • Teach His word to your children
  • Set your hope in God
  • Set your heart right with God
  • Keep your spirit faithful to God
  • Believe in God
  • Trust in His salvation

Act on what you learn with God’s help daily and you will see an increase of Spiritual power in your life!

Here is my prayer for you:

May the Lord do exceedingly, abundantly more than you can ask or think according to the power that works within you. May He reveal the Spiritual power at work in your life and show you any upgrades that are needed for increase. May He enlarge your territory to increase your influence for His kingdom among your family, friends, acquaintances and business associates. May you experience the kingdom of God within you every day – righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit. In Jesus name, Amen.

About the author 

Kimberly Taylor

Kimberly Taylor is a certified Christian life coach and has a heart to help others struggling with emotional eating and weight loss. Once 240 pounds and a size 22, she can testify of God’s goodness and healing power to overcome. She lost 85 pounds as a result of implementing techniques to overcome emotional eating and binge eating disorder.

Kim is the author of "The Take Back Your Temple Program," which teaches Christians how to take control of their weight God's way and the books "The Weight Loss Scriptures" and "The Weight Loss Prayers."

Kim has been featured in Prevention Magazine, Charisma Magazine and on CBN’s 'The 700 Club' television program.

  • This is a great Devo. What you continue to send is timely. The enemy is trying to derail me from my commitment to God to go deeper. The attack is so decades ago, but my adult children have stirred it all up. God is teaching me to trust in Him and personally let it go. My kids – 42yr old and 41yr old plus 5yr old granddaughter are living with me. I’ve prayed for reconciliation. I find it quite painful. In Christ, Verena.

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