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“Therefore we also pray always for you that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfill all the good pleasure of His goodness and the work of faith with power…“
 
The third thing Paul prays is that the Thessalonians will work their faith with power.
 
and the work of faith with power
Faith carries power. Do we do the pleasure of God’s will by faith with power? We cannot live a life of faith without God’s power. We will never reach the potential of our faith without that power.
Principle:
Christians should walk worthy of their “work of faith with power.”
Application:
We engage God by faith. When we do that, we receive a power that is not our own. Sin tugs at our souls. We cannot live the Christian life by logic or reason. We must draw on the resources of God. That brings power.
“Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses [those who lived by faith in chapter 11], let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God” (Hebrews 12:1-2).
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