Challenge Word 6: Almighty
God’s Attribute: God is God Almighty, El Shaddai. He is Omnipotent. He has unlimited power and unlimited authority. Nothing is impossible for Him or beyond His reach.
Ann Spangler notes that “El Shadday reveals God not only as the one who creates and maintains the universe but who initiates and maintains a covenant with His people. Shadday occurs 31 times in the book of Job and 17 times in the rest of the Bible.”
How does this affect my daily life? Do you try to solve problems on your own? Do you only take the “big” things to God and feel like you shouldn’t bother Him with the small things? How about those daily temptations? Well, nothing is too hard for Him (Genesis 18:14). And the same Almighty God who created the universe wants you to display His power through you even for the small things. When we rely on Him and allow Him to equip us, He will be glorified. All things are possible through Him (Matthew 19:26).
Maybe He has called you to a new ministry. Maybe you are scared and you think that you cannot do it. Well, if the Almighty God has called you to it, He will equip you through His power. But you must remember to rely on Him and not your own strength. That is something I have definitely had to learn with these challenges and as a leader in Bible Study Fellowship. But the blessings that come from it far exceed any feelings of fear that I might have had! His power is amazing!
Whatever you have been trying to do in your own power, let it go and give it to the Almighty God. Will you let Him give you His power and glorify Him through it?
Here is the verse I used on my page:
Amos 4:13 “He who forms the mountains, creates the wind, and reveals His thoughts to man, He who turns dawn to darkness, and treads the high places of the earth–the Lord God Almighty is His name.”
Let me end today with something I read from Max Lucado, “If your God is mighty enough to light the sun, could it be that He is mighty enough to light your path.” Let the Almighty God equip you to resist the temptations, equip you for ministry, and equip you through anything and everything! To Him be the power and the glory forever, Amen!