Since the beginning of the year I have been wrestling with 3 or 4 situations; God has answered 2 and is about to answer the 3rd, but the biggest and most life-changing He has not answered as yet. So as I was doing my devotions on Wednesday (I’ve been studying the book of Ephesians) and here is what He shared….
“That He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man.”
Be strengthened with power through the Holy Spirit in your inner man. What does this mean?
“Be on the alert, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong”1 Cor 6:13
Again Paul says “I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.” All things??? yes, all things.
“strengthened with all power, according to His glorious might, for the attaining of steadfastness and patience joyously giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in Light.”1 Col 1: 11-12
“For I joyously concur with the law of God (the Spirit) in the inner man.”Rom 7:22
The strengthening in the inner man results in:
- Standing firm in faith
- Being alert and strong under trials
- Giving thanks to God
- Steadfastness and patience
- All power to do all things because we come in agreement with the Holy Spirit (even in trials).
Agree with the Holy Spirit through the trials because He has something to say. God is working everything out for our good yes but, ultimately for His glory. Andree