Then Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit to Galilee, and news of Him went out through all the surrounding region.—Luke 4:14
After praying and fasting for forty days, Jesus returned to Galilee empowered to do all the Father had called Him to do. Jesus was so powerful in public because He was so prayerful in private.
To accomplish the assignments God has for our lives, we also need the power of the Holy Spirit working in and through us. God does not expect us to go through the challenges of life without this power.
Prayer and fasting bring us to the place where we can power up. Walking in the power of the Holy Spirit is living with a comprehension of the God-given strength and authority in our lives to walk out His will.
Jesus was so powerful in public because He was so prayerful in private.
Through prayer and fasting, God can prepare us for what lies ahead. We might not know what obstacles we’re going to face, but we can know that God will be faithful to us. He will never leave us (Hebrews 13:5) and He will empower us to meet whatever challenges life may bring.
Every movement of God can be traced to a kneeling figure. —D. L. Moody
Bible Reading Plan: Matthew 7
Prayer Focus: Today as you worship God in prayer, let Him know that you refuse to go into the future without His pow-er and that you want all the spiritual resources He has for you.