What difference does the resurrection of Jesus make? In our sceptical world Christians can spend too much time defending instead of living in this reality. The Apostle Paul writes in two places:
- “I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honour at God’s right hand in the heavenly realms.” Ephesians 1:19-20 (NLT)
- “The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you.” Romans 8:11 (NLT)
We have God’s incredible power that is for us. This is “the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead.” God is on our side. Anything is possible with God. He can defeat even our inescapable enemy, death. What then is there to fear as we face life’s challenges? What is holding you back from seizing the opportunities God provides? How will you live when you know God will do more than you ask or imagine?
We have God’s incredible power in us. This power can bring life into death. What difference can such life make to our destructive thoughts? How will it transform our debilitating habits? There is power within to transform us to be more like Jesus. What if you knew that for life change, it is not you trying to make your best efforts? God is at work within you, with more power for life than you can comprehend.
Jason (Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash)