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An experience that most of us share is, without warning, experiencing a power outage that interrupts our lives. Has this ever happened to you? Share with the group about an experience stands out the most.
An often quoted verse in the Bible comes from Ephesians 3:20: “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think…” – yet many of us are unfamiliar with the rest of that same verse, which is just as vital as the beginning! Paul finishes the verse with this statement: “…according to the power that works in us.” This is the key to understanding the link between His power and our prayers – we must understand that God does not need anything, and yet has decided to “need” us in order to bring His change to our world.
EPHESIANS 3:20Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think according to the power that
Why can it be difficult for us to believe or comprehend that God has placed His very own power inside of us?
Outside of “change the world” answers, for what everyday purposes did God deposit His power inside of us?
To bring healing to our families, to be overcomers in the midst of impossible situations, to alter a classmate’s destiny by delivering His hope, and to fully become that person He knows each of us could be.
What, in your life and in this world, has God locked your eyes on to pray for? How has He gotten your attention in this area?
If you have an individual who is having difficulty putting their finger on a specific thing, encourage them in that there is no better time than the present to seek God for this. In fact, your group may be what God destined to send them on this journey!