Mighty God | Devotion #1: Having Complete Power
Philip Piasecki | Worship Leader
There is nothing worse than feeling powerless. As humans, we always want to have some control in our lives. I remember driving my brother and myself to school one dark January morning when we hit a patch of ice on the freeway exit ramp. Instantly, I went from having complete control of my car, to having none at all. We spun 180 degrees to where we could see a semi truck heading straight for us. By the grace of God, I had the awareness to pull the wheel and slide us off into the ditch. My brother and I sat there speechless. I finally looked over at him and said: “Don’t tell mom about this.” Years later, we finally told my parents the story, and about how differently that morning could have gone for the both of us. Sometimes in life we can have this same feeling; it seems like our whole life is out of control, and that we have no power over what is happening. This is when we need to fix our eyes on the one who is the Mighty God.
The word Almighty means “having complete power.” I am sure that is not the first thought that came to everyone’s mind when Jesus was first born as a baby. It is hard to imagine a tiny baby, that needs milk and needs to be changed, as having complete power. However, Jesus was fully God as well as fully man. God is Almighty. Therefore, Jesus is Almighty. When Jesus was born, He may not have been what the Jewish people were expecting for their king, but Jesus knew how His plan of redemption was going to unfold. Do we trust in Jesus as our Almighty God? I know that in my life, many times I put Christ in a box. I put limitations on what He can do, sometimes without even knowing it. However, it is evident in my prayers, my thoughts, and my actions. I know that if I daily approached Jesus as my Almighty God, that I would see drastic changes in my life. We see an incredible picture of who Jesus is in Psalm 24:8-10:
“Who is this King of glory? The Lord, strong and mighty, the Lord, mighty in battle! Lift up your heads, O gates! And lift them up, O ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in. Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory!”
Our Lord is strong and mighty. He is mighty in battle. He is fighting for us every day; there is no reason to hang our heads, we need to lift them up to the One who is mighty to save. Life does not always bring what we are expecting, but Jesus is there for us no matter what comes our way. He is the Mighty God, who holds complete power, expect that He will show up in mighty ways in your own life.