Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Paradigm Shift

We've all heard the Scripture read or spoken in Ephesians 3:20: "Now to him who is able to do immeasurely more than all we ask or imagine, according to the power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church, and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever, amen!"

But, did we realize that this verse has the power to change our lives dramatically forever?

It truly is bigger than we can ever imagine.

Here's why: the Greek word for "power" is dynamis which has a similar structure as dynamite.

It's explosive power.

The Greek word for "work" is energia, which has a similar structure as energy.

So, here's the deal: God's explosive energy power is in us. It's not something over there, it is in us. God's power (which comes from Holy Spirit) lives in us. His energy flows through us. He has given us everything we need to see more than we could ever imagine.

We often pray and ask God to do something. But, should we consider instead that we already have God's power and his energy within us to call forth ourselves?

Jesus told his followers to pray the Lord's prayer. Part of the prayer states this: "Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven."

This is our reality: we are being instructed to call Heaven to Earth.

How can we do that? By releasing the dynamite power that lives within us. We can do this to bring God's heart, his will, his work, his plan to earth, so that earth begins to look a lot more like heaven and a lot less like suffering, pain, illness, poverty, and isolation.

You have been invited to dream. So, let your imagination go as you consider all the ways that you would like to see earth become more like heaven. What would you ask for first? Begin there and let God show you how available he is to bring forth his dynamite power to earth through you.

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