Fall Creek Friends
11345 Karnes Rd.
Hillsboro, Ohio 45133

Pastor's Pen
  
that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and
grounded in love, 18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is
the width and length and depth and height—19 to know the love of Christ
which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
20 Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask
or think, according to the power that works in us, 21 to Him be glory in the
church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen. –
Ephesians 3:17-20

When we think of power several things come to mind.  First would be
electricity and the power stations where the electricity comes from.  There is
the power that comes from batteries.  They are in our phones, cars,
computers, lights, camera’s, and even in our hearing aids and pace makers.  
There is the power that comes from politics and being elected into an office.  
There is physical power from strong muscle and bones.  There can be a
powerful military that is used to defend or invade a country or territory.  Out
of all those expressions of power the power we are talking about is the kind
that lies within and comes from above  The Greek word for power is dunamis.  
It is where we get our word dynamite.  In the book of Ephesians Paul has a
very long prayer for the church that starts in chapter one when he prays for
revelation and ends in chapter three he prays for realization.  This word
dunamis means the potential to exhort force in performing some function.  
Part of the joy of the Christian life is understanding how this power works
within us.  The challenge for the believer is not just that we have Christ in our
hearts but that he is comfortable living in our hearts.  It means He is not to be
treated like a houseguest where there are certain rooms that guests are not
allowed to go.  It means there are no hidden areas that are off limits to the
Savior.  As much as we like to think that we have an experiential knowledge of
Gods love based on what we have seen Him do, God’s love is way beyond
that.  This power of which we are speaking is limitless it goes way beyond
anything that we could imagine or even think of.  There is one sticking point
to this power that lies within each child of God.  In order to successfully
experience this power of God in our lives is in direct proportion to how
yielded we are to the spirit.  The more we let the Lord have control of our
hearts the more of his power we will know.  The question we must face is on a
consistent basis are we choosing to walk with God in humbleness of heart
and mind so that we experience victory or is it hit and miss?   Sometimes we
do but mostly we don’t.  Perhaps the songwriter said it best with these words:  
More, more about Jesus, more, more about Jesus.  More of his saving
fullness see, more of his love who died for me.