I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which He has called you, the riches of His glorious inheritance in His holy people, and His incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength He exerted when He raised Christ from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly realms.”
Another Easter come and gone.
What difference does Christ’s resurrection make in the life of a believer?
All the difference in the world.
I Corinthians 15 tells us that if Christ hasn’t risen from the dead, our faith is in vain.
Not only that, but we are also still in our sins, and on our way to an eternity apart from our Creator.
And that we are to be pitied above all people.
Yes, belief in the saving power of a dead Savior would be most pitiable.
Christ IS raised from the dead. And it makes a difference for eternity.
And that’s so much more than we deserve, isn’t it? So much more than enough. I marvel at such grace.
But guess what?
That’s not all…
Because the passage I opened with above (Ephesians 1:18-20) tells us that Christ’s resurrection power affects more than just eternity.
It affects us today.
It can make a difference in your life and mine on this Monday-after-Easter, and all the moments of all our days after that.
Because that incredibly awesome power that conquered death and raised Jesus from the dead over two thousand years ago is the exact same “incomparably great power for us who believe.”
Yes, dear believer, you and I have access to resurrection power.
Power that is strong enough to defeat your enemies today.
Strong enough to conquer your flesh today.
Strong enough to vanquish your lust for the things of the world today.
Strong enough to overcome your fears, your anxieties, and your insecurities today.
The only question is…
are you plugged into the power Source?
Do you spend periods of time recharging each day? And run back to Him frequently for a top-off?
You can face today with confidence in His resurrection power at your disposal!
Don’t let it go to waste!
Written by Jennifer Clarke