“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his power.”
Without electricity, the Trinity Hall mechanical room where I am standing at this moment could not operate.
Material things, comforts that we take for granted— heat, air conditioning, hot water, washing and drying dirty rags, dust mops, and mop heads could not take place.
Something we might not think about that often is the electricity inside our bodies. Yes, a complex grid of electrical signals is pulsing through the cells in our bodies helping to coordinate a vast array of movements and responses.
Without this internal electrical system our bodies could not operate.
In Ephesians Chapter 6, verse 10, we are reminded: “be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his power.”
Navigating our way through the wilderness of life can be challenging for ourselves, but also for those we encounter in that journey.
How do we use the power within our bodies?
Do we use this power to focus on the material aspects of life, or do we use this power as a means for helping ourselves to navigate the wilderness of our daily living?
Do we use this power to reach out to assist others as they attempt to navigate the wilderness of their lives?
The Lord needs us to be strong as we do his work on earth.
In his power is a strength that is always available for us to use. When we use the Lord’s strength and power, we find His love and grace.
That love and grace gives us the capacity to move more confidently through the wilderness with less focus on material things.
This is significant for ourselves, but also for the people, we encounter in the wilderness.
Perhaps, they too are searching and looking for assistance in finding the strength and power found in the love and grace of the Lord.
We can be that conduit for them.
But, how do we do this?
We need to shift our focus.
How do we shift our focus?
By being more intentional in finding the strength and power of the Lord’s love and grace, and less focused on the material pieces of living.