Generally, an average person is not able to lift a car
Reference: v. 16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being (TNIV Bible)
Explore: I've heard stories of people who have had bursts of super-human strength when they are in times of crisis. One example that comes to mind is when a child finds themselves trapped under a car and a parent runs to the vehicle and lifts it up without any other help so that the child can be removed from it's crushing weight. Now there are some very strong people who could quite possibly lift up small cars, however these stories always speak of everyday people in a crisis situation. Generally, an average person is not able to lift a car, nor should they try.
Application: There are times when we feel that we are crushed under a great weight. It's not often in a physical way but more so in an emotional, stressful way. Maybe there is tension in a relationship or pressure at work. These types of weights can press in so hard that it's like we are trapped and not able to escape. It's during these times of trial that we can call out to God. When Paul talks in Ephesians about God's power through his Spirit he is making reference to the greatest power we could ever imagine. This power is stronger than any vehicle, its greater than any issue and it can move mountains! The Bible never says that we wont experience these times of trial but it does remind us that we have the greatest power that we can draw on when we rely on God.
Prayer: Lord, no one can fathom the extent of Your power. May we rely on You when things start crashing down on us. Amen.
Where do you need God's power in your life?
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This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.