“We also pray that you will be strengthened with all his glorious power so you will have all the endurance and patience you need.” Colossians‬ ‭1:11 NLT‬‬

I have wrongly thought at times that the power of God is for the purpose of taking my problems away and making my life easy, that like some fairy godmother, God would wave his magic wand and turn my rags to riches in the blink of an eye. On one level, through the power of the Gospel, He has made me new the moment I trusted in Him, but here we are reminded that we can be strengthened with all His glorious power…so we will have the endurance and patience we need. It’s the power to keep going, the power to overcome and to spiritually thrive in a world where there are many troubles, where we are engaged in a spiritual battle, that’s what you and I need! Holy Spirit, fill us today and strengthen us for the fight, help us to stay on course, faithful in the waiting, and with our eyes firmly fixed on heaven. Amen 🙏🏼