“For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6
Jesus is Mighty God.
How does this impact your life? As believers in Jesus Christ, we have experienced the mighty power of Christ through salvation. Paul writes in Ephesians 1:19-20: ”I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at God’s right hand in the heavenly realms.”
We have access to the mighty power of Christ.
“Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.” Ephesians 3:20
We use it to defeat the enemy. “We use God’s mighty weapons, not worldly weapons, to knock down the strongholds of human reasoning and to destroy false arguments.” 2 Corinthians 10:4
Believe…act in faith. 1 John 5:4 says: “For every child of God defeats this evil world, and we achieve this victory through our faith.” God has given us the victory – we must act in faith as though the victory were already ours.
Walk in the victory of the one who has overcome the world. Be an overcomer.
Sunday - Isaiah 9:6
Monday - Luke 1:69
Tuesday - Hebrews 1:3
Wednesday - Philippians 3:10
Thursday - Ephesians 1:19-20
Friday - Ephesians 3:20
Saturday - 2 Corinthians 10:4
Prayer: Father, thank you for the mighty power of Christ that is at work within me. Lord, help me to act in faith…to fight the good fight…to separate myself from the evil of this world…to draw near to Jesus, and to lean on my brothers and sisters in Christ for strength and encouragement. May others see the power of Christ in me as I live for you. Amen
It’s supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year and yet can quickly become a time of tremendous stress.
Shopping…Family…Activities…Year-end at work…
When life becomes overwhelming, how open are you to seeking counsel? Maybe you just push your way through it all, or do you have someone you turn to?
If you don’t have someone to whom you turn, I’d like to make a suggestion: simply look to Jesus and say, “Lord, I need you to counsel me.” If you do, He will. He is a wonderful counselor.
Isaiah 9:6 says, “For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on His shoulders. And He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”
Secular and Christian counseling are at an all time high in our society. And when you have a need in your life, there’s certainly nothing wrong with seeking out a counselor. In fact the Bible tells us to seek counsel.
Proverbs 11:14 says, “Where there is no counsel, the people fall; but in the multitude of counselors there is safety.”
But as believers, we must never lose sight of the fact that we have access to the most wonderful counselor imaginable – Jesus Christ.
Seek His counsel first and let Him show you the next step to take.
Sunday - Isaiah 9:6
Monday - Proverbs 11:14
Tuesday - Hebrews 4:15
Wednesday - 1 Peter 5:7
Thursday - Isaiah 25:1
Friday - Psalm 119:24
Saturday - Psalm 16
Prayer: Jesus, thank you for hearing me and for knowing my needs and concerns before I even share them. Thank you for your counsel through your Word, through the Holy Spirit and through your church. Lord, give me ears to hear you when you speak and a heart to obey. Amen
Bro. Joe Metts