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His Glorious Might

apostolic prayers

…being strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy… Colossians 1:11

Have you ever said to yourself,  “I don’t need to be strengthened with any more power” or “I have no more need to be filled with endurance and patience”? 

The answer for almost everyone would be a resounding “No!” Yet, how many times do believers go through the day not praying for these things for themselves or for others? 

This prayer is a beautiful teaching and reminder that God wants to strengthen his people with all power that comes from his own glorious might. Jesus says, “Ask and it will be given to you…” (Matthew 7:7) And James says, “…You do not have, because you do not ask.” (James 4:2) This is an encouragement for all of us to continually ask and believe the Lord will strengthen his children with all power. 

James continues and says, “When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives…” (James 4:3) It’s important to know that the motive for asking God to strengthen you with his power is not for your own selfish gain, but it is so that you may be filled with all endurance and patience with joy.

Jesus perfectly lived in God’s power and was filled with endurance, patience and joy. As you continually seek God to be filled with these attributes, you will be more empowered to live out your new identity in Christ for God’s glory. 

The Lord is the God of endurance, patience and joy. It is his deep heart desire to see his children walk in these. We encourage you to never settle for anything less. When you feel weary, impatient or despairing, remember he is pleased to strengthen you with all power, according to his glorious might, so that you can have all endurance and patience with joy.