Jars of Clay

His Power in Us

“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” (Ephesians 3:20-21)

Power is a strange thing. Human beings pursue it. We long for it. And we abuse it. Even under the banner of the Christian faith, many think that we should work for God by using the kind of power that is on display in our culture. But the New Testament makes it clear that power is not for us. Our faith does not teach us to be powerful, but to allow Christ’s power to be at work in us. It is never our own power we pursue. We simply want to be vessels through which He can work.

The Church—the Body of Christ—is called to be Christ to our world. And it is through our powerlessness that His power is made perfect.

We want to explore what the scriptures teach us about how God works in us and through us to accomplish His will. We want to be the answer to the prayer Jesus taught us to pray—“Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven” (Matthew 6:10).