Only when you choose to do His bidding will you experience His supernatural strength.
“Praise the LORD, you his angels, you mighty ones who do his bidding, who obey his word.” -- Psalm 103:20
I’ve always been intrigued by the scene in the garden following Jesus’ resurrection from the dead, when an angel descended, walked over to the tomb, flicked away the stone that would have taken six to eight soldiers to remove…then sat on it! Obviously, angels are not only big, they are mighty! God gives them supernatural strength so that they can do His bidding.
This AnGeL also bears witness to the supernatural strength that God gives His servants, enabling us to obey His commands. Never has that been more evident to me than in ministry a few summers ago. My schedule had included multiple addresses in the northern region of India, our Indianapolis revival kick-off, varied speaking assignments, administrative responsibilities and writing commitments, plus obligations within my beloved family. All the above was accomplished while suffering from a severe infection.
During my last message in India, delivered to approximately 10,000 people, I succumbed to the heat and exhaustion, and had to leave the pulpit while the presiding host led in worship, then prayer. God strengthened me to stand back up in the pulpit and finish the message.
Approaching the platform during a subsequent meeting here in the States, I felt my knees buckle and my legs turn to rubber. But God strengthened me. I made it to the podium, clung to it with both hands, and the audience had no idea that I had struggled when I finished forty-five minutes later.
But supernatural strength is needed not only for major, public assignments, but also for the minor, private ones as well. Fixing dinner for my husband when I don’t feel like eating. Welcoming my grandchildren when I don’t feel like playing. Doing laundry and dishes when I don’t feel like getting out of bed. Answering the phone when I don’t feel like talking. Writing emails, blogs, devotionals, radio scripts, and this newsletter, when I don’t feel like working.
I’ve discovered that the secret is just to get up and do it. His strength is there! And it gets done! Like the man with the withered hand, when Jesus told him to stretch it forth, he obeyed…and found he could! Like the paralyzed man lying on his pallet for 38 years, when Jesus told him to get up and walk, he obeyed…and found he could! Because He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. (Isaiah 40:29)
This AnGeL may be weak and wobbly; but I am boasting in my infirmities, knowing I have experienced God’s supernatural strength in the realm of the miraculous, enabling me to do His bidding inside and outside of the home, in private and in public. I know by experience that God’s power reaches its peak when I am at my weakest point.
If God can give me strength not only to obey His Word, but when I obey His Word, why do you think He can’t do the same for you? He can! But you will never experience His supernatural strength until you choose to do His bidding! Just get up and do it! His strength will be there!