As a youngster,
Mom would get mad at me, cause I always had all the towels around my shoulders,
as I tried to "Leap tall buildings with a single bound". I was of course "faster
than a speeding bullet" already, having raced around the house at the speed of
I was even able to make the world stop a couple of times as I
mimicked my boyhood hero, and raced madly around the world, stopping the
criminals of the world and whisking them off to the jailhouse.
really bugs me though. Never could understand why Lois Lane, could not see
through that disguise. Really Clark. At least get one of those fake noses
attached to your glasses.
Well, after breaking my arm as a young grade
school lad, climbing on the back of a large stake body truck, I began to come
back to reality. Maybe I wasn't really as strong and powerful as I
Or perhaps there was a few lumps of Kryptonite in the back of
Power! Strength! Invincibility! Immortality!
youngsters, many of us daydream of those things.
Did you know that in the
King James Version of the Bible, the word Power is mentioned 272 times.
very notable verse is 2 Samuel 22:33----- "God is my strength and power: and he
maketh my way perfect."
Real strength and power is amplified in 2 Cor
12:9, when Paul says, "And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for
my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather
glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon
In order for us to become powerful, we have to acknowledge our
total weakness before God.
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The word Strength
occurs 242 times in the Bible (KJV). Check out some of those verses in the Blue
Strength and Power do not reside in our "Superman"
fantasies, but in the reality of living the Christian life, and letting God
infuse us with His Power.
Who then is the "Most Powerful Person in the
You are!----------Or I am!
Coupled with the truth of the
Word of God, and a faith in a God who delights in doing miracles, we can
participate in a life filled with power and strength, filled and equipped by the
Holy Spirit of Almighty God.
Real power flows into our lives, not by
donning those Superman capes I wore as a youngster, but as I clothe myself in
God's wardrobe as described in Ephesians 6. "Finally, be strong in the Lord and
in His mighty power." (NIV)
The full armor of God.
The belt of
The breastplate of righteousness.
The shoes fitted with the
gospel of peace.
The shield of faith.
The helmet of
The sword of the Spirit.
And most important. Verses
Put these ingredients in your spiritual mixing bowl, and
you will discover the secret of power and strength that God wants you to
Daniel 11:32 "But the people that do know their God shall be
strong, and do exploits."