You, God, are awesome in your sanctuary; the God of Israel gives power and strength to his people. Praise be to God!
Psalm 68:35 NIV
God Gives Power and Strength
One of Canada’s strengths is in the area of innovation. The 2017 federal budget said “Innovation is, simply put, the understanding that better is always possible. It is the key that unlocks possibilities and opportunities. From urban centres to rural farms, from researchers looking to secure new patents to entrepreneurs working to bring their products to market, innovation is what allows Canadians to adapt to change and prepare for the future.” Canada is #2 in the G7 for attracting venture capital financing.
The strength of an individual or nation is in its people and resources. The strength of a follower of Jesus is in the presence of Jesus Christ in our lives. This is one of the great mysteries of the Gospel – the Creator of all things takes up residence in all who put their faith and trust in Him. Of all the people on this planet, those whom Jesus has redeemed ought to be living lives of power over sin and temptation. Listen to the promise that David makes in Psalm 68:35: “You, God, are awesome in your sanctuary; the God of Israel gives power and strength to his people. Praise be to God!” God has all the power in the universe at his command. He is greater than anything we can possibly imagine. The theologians call this nature of God omnipotence. The power of God is available to us, if we would just ask for it. There is no excuse for a follower of Jesus to be constantly faltering and failing in their walk with Jesus. The God of Israel will give power and strength to all who ask in Jesus’ name. His power never fails.
These have been words from the heart.