“Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,” says the Lord Almighty. —Zechariah 4:6
We will not succeed in The Daniel Plan by sheer effort, but by the strength given us in the Holy Spirit. God’s power is made perfect in our weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9). He wants us to rely solely on the power source he provides, the same power by which he raised Jesus Christ from the dead. That death-defying power is available to us on a daily basis. God wants to give us lives full of energy and momentum as we seek him as our power source.
When we have a circumstance that is a constant uphill battle, we completely yield our hearts and minds to the sustaining grace of a loving God. And at those moments when his power seems to elude us and his grace seems far away, we seize the opportunity to practice patience and cling to the promises in his Word. The psalmist cries out to God, “I lie in the dust; revive me by your word” (Psalm 119:25 NLT). He doesn’t pretend to lead a self-sufficient life. He is completely surrendered and dependent on God.
Food for Thought: When we run to God with humility and open hearts, he gives us the power of his Holy Spirit to accomplish his will.