Inside out

“I pray that from His glorious, unlimited resources He will empower you with inner strength through His Spirit”

Ephesians 3:16 (New Living Translation)

A true believer in Jesus has the Holy Spirit indwelling. That’s where we get our ‘inner strength’. As we go throughout our day, God loves when we ask the Holy Spirit to empower and direct us.

Back in my Christian college days, in the cafeteria most students bowed their heads to say a quick prayer of thanks for their food. I was usually so hungry that I would say that prayer waiting in line! After getting my food and sitting down to eat, I felt the need to say a quick prayer purely out of peer pressure. That was stupid, so I started using that time to ask God to help me interact with those around me (especially if there was a cute girl at the table).

I learned a valuable lesson in doing that and saw the Lord develop my social skills as I began to pray about all of my interactions. The Spirit was working in me.


Heavenly Father, I need Your inner strength in all I do and say. Work in me and through me to make me the fulfilled person You created me to be. In Jesus’ Name. Amen

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