Believe Me: God’s Power in You

“I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father.” (John 14:12-13)

After pointing out three major clues that should have tipped off the disciples to the fact that Jesus is God (his character, his words, and his miracles), Jesus promised them even more evidence of his authentic power was coming—and they would see it in themselves.

believeme_350They didn’t understand it, yet, but the disciples would soon start to perform jaw-dropping miracles with the power God would supply. All they’d have to do, Jesus promised, is ask him. Then he would do it.

Have you seen evidence of God’s power through Jesus come out of your own life? A change in you that seemed impossible? A spiritual gift in action that God used in the life of someone else? A peace in your heart that defied your lousy circumstances? God’s power is especially convincing when it rolls out of your own, broken self.

Think: What evidence have you seen in your own life that Jesus is the Son of God, that faith in him makes a difference?

Pray: Ask God to help you to notice when he provides evidence of his power through Jesus in your life. And ask him to help you to remember to say, “Thank you,” and, “You’re great, God.”

Do: Ask someone who has trusted Jesus for a long time what evidence they’ve seen that confirms to them that Jesus really is the powerful Son of God.