“I pray that He may grant you accordingly to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power in your inner being through His Spirit.” Ephesians 3:16 CSB
This is key to understanding the power God has given each of us. The word “being” in its original form is anthropos, in this verse it means “metaphorically, used of the internal man, meaning the mind, soul and the rational man.” This is your spirit, the essence of who you are as a person, being strengthened by God’s spirit. That is where the power comes from for you, it’s up to you to tap into it.
What is it?
It is God’s glory in this verse. I love what glory means in its original form: gift. We are to tap into the gift of God’s glory to receive His power. The ultimate gift God has given us is Jesus. If we tap into Jesus, we are given His power in our inner being.
The other day, my husband and I were at Walmart. He pointed out to me that they have installed charging units for electric cars. It’s fascinating how the world is changing around us so quickly. Charging stations for electric cars at Walmart…who would have ever thought? But they are there. I personally don’t drive an electric car, but I have friends that do. I know they need to be charged often. I know they don’t go very far in between charges. It would be difficult for an electric car to make a cross country trip. One would have to plan out stops along the way to make sure they could get charged back up.
We are the same as the electric cars. We need charged up often to get going. Without an influx of electricity, we aren’t going to make it. Just like someone driving across country needs to plan out stops to get charged back up, we need to plan refills in our life as well. We need to plan daily time with the Big Guy to give us a jolt. We need to put in place ways for little top offs throughout our day. A worship song here, a podcast there, all fuel to the fire for our inner power. It’s not enough to know where the charging stations are, we have to plug into them to receive their power. If we want God’s power in us, we have to plug into it, repeatedly to keep our engines running.