The first time I participated in a triathlon was 2008. Because it was a new experience, I researched the best way to prepare for the race. I obeyed the expert’s recommendations. After the race, a friend asked how my body felt. I told him that I felt like I could keep going; like there was more race left inside of me. He looked at me and said – Of course you can keep going. If you can do a triathlon, you can do a half-marathon. Your body has everything it already needs. You need to convince your brain of what is already inside of you.
The same is true with our walk with Jesus. At the moment of salvation, we have everything we need to run the race that Christ has given us. 2 Peter 1:3 says, “His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence.” When we look in the mirror, we don’t see a person that has divine power inside of us. We see a person that hasn’t arrived. We remember the careless choices. We remember the conversations that didn’t go so well. We see all of the inadequacies and we believe the lies. When we allow this pattern to run its course enough, we begin to believe the best we can do is mediocre Christianity.
Main idea – How often do you experience the power of Jesus Christ in your life?
15 For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, 16 I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, 17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, 18 having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, 19 and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might 20 that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, 21 far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. 22 And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church, 23 which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.
Come and see what “Immeasurably MORE” can mean for your walk with Jesus.