True Power

9 For this reason also, since the day we heard of it, we have not ceased to pray for you and to ask that you [be] … 11 strengthened with all power, according to His glorious might, for the attaining of all steadfastness and patience; joyously 12 giving thanks to the Father … (Colossians 1).

True Divine “power” is revealed primarily—not through the working of wonders—but through much more mundane things like “steadfastness and patience” and “joyously giving thanks to the Father.” It takes supernatural power to stand strong in the midst of persecution, to wait patiently according to a timetable not your own, and to give thanks joyfully when stripped of everything—perhaps even of bare essentials.

Christianity imbues believers with divine qualities that can only be explained by the power of God working in their lives. It doesn’t just turn sinners into saints, it makes stalwarts out of sissies and warriors out of wimps.

Lord, may Your divine power work its wonders in our lives This Day. Amen.