Our Daily Elder Devotional: Ask for God’s Power

Our Daily Elder Devotional
We claim no originality for these devotions. One of our elders searches various sources and finds a daily devotion. Consider this a gift from Clinton Avenue Reformed Church: www.clintonave.org.

 

Today’s devotional comes from my heart.

Ask for God’s Power

 

Philippians 2:12-13New International Version (NIV)

12 Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling,13 for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.

Philippians 2:12-13Amplified Bible (AMP)

12 Therefore, my dear ones, as you have always obeyed [my suggestions], so now, not only [with the enthusiasm you would show] in my presence but much more because I am absent, work out (cultivate, carry out to the goal, and fully complete) your own salvation with reverence and awe and trembling (self-distrust, [a]with serious caution, tenderness of conscience, watchfulness against temptation, timidly shrinking from whatever might offend God and discredit the name of Christ).

13 [Not in your own strength] for it is God Who is all the while [b]effectually at work in you [energizing and creating in you the power and desire], both to will and to work for His good pleasure and satisfaction and[c]delight.

Footnotes:

  1. Philippians 2:12Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.
  2. Philippians 2:13Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.
  3. Philippians 2:13Alexander Souter, Pocket Lexicon of the Greek New Testament.

God, I pray that You will grant me:

 

“will” power to do what I need to do

“still” power in my hectic day

“hill” power to climb “life’s mountains” and to achieve Your purpose.

Help me to always show Your love through all that I say, think and do.

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