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Day 3: I Feel Powerless

Author: Pastor Larry & Pat Downing


1. Take inventory! God has NOT given you a spirit of fear; but POWER, LOVE, and a SOUND MIND.

2. Believe that power is in you. Ephesians 3:20 says, “God is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all we can ask or think according to the power that is at work within you.” There is power in you that enables God to go beyond what you can ask or think!

3. THINK AND ASK BIG! Give God something to work with, because He can do beyond. We have to at least give Him a base to begin with.

4. Recognize the Holy Spirit in you. Acts 1:8 says, “You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you . . .” This power (dunamis = dynamite) is already in you. Romans 8:11 says, “The very same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead lives IN YOU.”

5. Take the limits off. Don’t limit God. Psalm 78:41 says that the children of Israel limited the Lord because they did not remember His power (verse 42). We free God’s hand to bless when we remember His previous blessings.

6. EXPECT! Never underestimate the power of expectation. Expect God’s power to strengthen you today. Expect to be led by His Spirit.


I have POWER in my life right now. Through the Holy Spirit in me, I have the power to overcome temptation, the power to change my life for the better, the power to be healed in my spirit, the power to forgive, and the power to speak God’s Word and see His promises show up in my life. I will think big and ask big, and therefore the POWER OF GOD’S SPIRIT WITHIN ME will bring it to pass in my life, in Jesus’ Name!

Pastor Larry & Pat Downing
Foothills Community Church
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