“Your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.” (I Corinthians 2:5).
The faith and the divine strength are attached to each other. The powerful faith which departs from your mind brings the divine strength from God. Some possess the strength of a wild ox by faith. Some possess the strength to win a battle by faith. Some others rise to the high like eagles by their faith.
The strength of those who believe is not received through food or strenuous physical exercises. They receive it only from the Holy Spirit. Faith is the victory over the world. Faith is the foundation of the Christian life. If you believe, you will definitely receive the divine glory. Paul the Apostle inherited the strength for himself through faith. “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13). Yes. To win over the world, flesh and satan and to lead a life of witness, you require the strength of the high. You need strength in your Spirit, soul and the inner personality.
Today, you can see several kinds advertisements in the daily Newspapers and the television. They advertise for the sale of nutrient drinks like Horlicks and Bournvita. Even the electuaries are advertised as “the electuary has made the weak person into a strong one.”
Once, I had been writing a departmental exam in my office but I was continuously failing in it. My wife asked me how I could pass such an exam after involving in fulltime ministry. She also told me to pray with faith saying “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”. I followed her suggestion and got through in my next attempt.
What does the Scripture say about Sarah? “By faith Sarah, herself also received strength to conceive seed and she bore a child when she was past the age because she judged Him faithful who had promised” (Hebrews 11:11). Further, Only with that divine power, she received the mercy to feed and nurture the child.
Declaration of faith is essential to get strengthened through faith. Say repeatedly “I know whom I have believed”. Even without your knowledge the divine power will keep on descending on you. The loving kindness will help you in strengthening your Spirit, soul and body. Dear children of God, Lord Jesus Christ has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ (Ephesians 1:3). Declare that ‘He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world’ and get strengthened (Ephesians 1:4).
To meditate: “My grace is sufficient for you, for my strength is made perfect in weakness” (II Corinthians 12:9).