In our evening service, Garry focussed our attention on accessing the power. People can often have great strength and power (as do animals and insects), but the difference with humans is that we can think and can use power that isn’t just our own. There are many diverse sources of power, including wood, coal, water and gas.
Newer sources of power (solar power, wind power, wave power and hydro-electric power) are also useful for generating electricity which is used for all kinds of things, including electrical instruments, lights and computers.
The greatest source of power we can access is God’s power, however. He has power to do what no one else can: He can forgive us completely and give us a new life, enabling us to access eternal life. He is always with us wherever we are and can help us and work through us in miraculous ways.
How do we access this power? We access God’s power through prayer, as we seek God and respond to what He says. This power may be seen in healing and in giving us wisdom and knowledge beyond our natural abilities. God is able to do immeasurably more than we ask or imagine (Eph 3:20-21) – so let’s be people who ask and imagine lots!