Note: This is a guest post from my friend Kathy DeGraw, founder of Kathy DeGraw Ministries.
God has made us in his image, (Gen. 9:6). We know that we serve a strong God. Therefore, if Christ is in us, one of the Godhead, that means we are strong.
Do you see yourself as strong? God wants you to know that you are.
As I was praying about what to write this week, God revealed to me that He wanted his people to know they are strong. The world has often told us otherwise. I am sure most of us at one time or another have felt as though we weren’t strong, But, God says you are! Say it out loud, “I am strong!”
God gave us many things to make us strong. The first place we can build our strength is the Word of God. The Scriptures are power packed with strength. They tell us who we are in Christ, our identity and what we can do through the power and authority that Christ gave us. You have the power of Christ within you. The same resurrection power that raised God from the dead is within you! That makes you strong!
We can be strengthened in our inner man by knowing the love of God.
“For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that He would give you, according to the riches of His glory, power to be strengthened by His Spirit in the inner man, and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth and length and depth and height, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly beyond all that we ask or imagine, according to the power that works in us” (Eph. 3:14-20, MEV).
We begin to know the depths of his love for us by being in his presence. By spending time quietly, sitting still and listening to him, we can experience His great and mighty love. He loves to spend time with His children, but we seldom make the time to be quiet in His presence. It is in these times when we are quiet, not praying, and trying not to think, that He can impart and deposit his love into us. We need to settle down and stop talking sometimes and simply receive from Him.
By immersing ourselves in His Word and yielding to the Spirit, we can learn and grow. As we read the Word of God, our minds will be renewed and we will gain strength. We have strength in us, because the kingdom of God is in us. We have to position ourselves to manifest out of us what he already placed within us. That comes from revelation through the Scriptures and being quiet in his presence and allowing Him to speak to us.
You are strong, but spending time with Him and reading the Bible will make you much stronger. Where do you need to renew your mind and change your behavior patterns and habits to gain more strength?
Kathy DeGraw is the founder of DeGraw Ministries. She is a prophetic deliverance minister who is passionate about releasing the love and power of God. She travels hosting conferences, teaching schools and evangelistic love tours. Kathy enjoys writing and is the author of several books that educate, empower and equip people. For more information visit www.degrawministries.org.