The Thought for the Week this week is written by Susie Sharkey

by Susie Jean Sharkey


The Power of His Resurrection

I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honour at God’s right hand in the heavenly realms.  Ephesians 1 v 19 and 20

I was recently struck by a devotional reading which has stuck with me for the past few weeks. It was talking about power and in particular the power of the resurrection. I often think about this and wonder if we really realise the power that is in us through Christ Jesus? The bible tells us that the very same spirit that raised Christ from the dead, resides in us.....now that is Power!!! How much or how little do we avail ourselves of such power in our daily lives? So often we go through our days and weeks relying on our own power and strength to merely get us through, let alone get through victoriously and Praising God.

The devotional I was reading described the word 'Power' as coming from the Greek work'dunatis'  which can be translated as either 'dynamite' or 'dynamo'......what a thought.  When an explosion is set off by using dynamite, everyone around hears it, sees it, smells it, tastes it....you can't escape the mighty power that is in dynamite, it affects everyone and everything around it.....and that same 'dunatis' that raised Christ from the dead is in us! My goodness, what a power!

 And let's not overlook the power of the dynamo, a different kind of power, more hidden, perhaps less noticeable on the outside, but is a constant flow. This reminds us of the constant flow of that power of God in our lives which is with us, hour in hour out, day in day out.

There are times when we need the dynamite power of God in our lives and there are other times when we need the dynamobut whether it be the dynamite or the dynamo, be assured that that Power (dunatis) lives in YOUR life...let us live as if we believe that with our whole heart and see the difference that this Power will make in your life.