Grip Strength

His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness. – 2 Peter 1:3


Do you know your grip strength?  You may think it’s of little value to understand how powerful your hands are for carrying groceries or wringing out wet towels but recent studies show surprising results correlating grip strength with overall health and cognitive function!

Unlike the muscles in your hands, your spiritual vigor does not come from hard work. Actually, it’s just the opposite. The Bible reveals God as Omnipotent, meaning all-powerful and supreme with no limitations. He is complete, lacking nothing, needing no form of energy, light, or outside influence. It’s hard to wrap your mind around but there is absolutely nothing that can hinder God in any way.  And YOUR power comes from complete dependence upon HIS power. With God as the source and the Holy Spirit in action, miraculous divine energy enables you to live a victorious life pleasing to God and pointing others toward His great salvation.

As elections draw near in America and people tout their abilities to bring about change, don’t forget where the legitimate power resides. It is God who will answer the nations prayers, He can heal the broken and restore integrity to the defeated.  And only by acknowledging Him will anyone make a real difference. Use your votes to put people into office that recognize God’s authority over the universe and their own lives. And be assured, He still has the whole world in His hands, and He still has the power to hold it!  Praise Him for that today.

Today’s Verse: 2 Peter 1:3

His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence,

All Scripture quotations and audio are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Recommended for further reading: Romans 1:20-25

20 For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. 21 For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Claiming to be wise, they became fools, 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things.

24 Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, 25 because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.

All Scripture quotations and audio are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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