Your Knees: Power
“But Peter put them all forth, and kneeled down, and prayed; and turning him to the body said, Tabitha, arise. And she opened her eyes: and when she saw Peter, she sat up.” (Acts 9:40, KJV)
Energy is the ability to do work and power is the rate of doing work. The energy required to move a 50-liter container of water is the same irrespective of who is moving it, but it is easier for some than others because of the power they have, a more powerful person will move it with more ease and speed than a less powerful person.
To be a physically powerful person, we need to train our body to be able to bear/withstand heavy loads mostly through weight lifting exercises.
The same applies to the spirit, there is spiritual energy and power, and the way to become powerful spiritually is to first have the Holy Spirit in you, and then exercise your spirit with the help of the Holy Spirit (see Acts 1:8). One way to exercise yourself in the Spirit is by praying (see Jude 1:20). You’d be building your spirit as bodybuilders build their bodies.
This power can be exercised through prayer, as we can see from our anchor text (Acts 9:40).
Let us pray:
Father, we thank You for this great access You have given to us, for the privilege of being Your children, and to walk in the power of the Holy Spirit.
Father, please give us the grace to not take this for granted, help us to understand the purpose and meaning of having access to the power that raised Jesus from the dead so that we will use it all for the glory of Your name.
In the name of Jesus Christ our Lord we ask.