When you hear the word “mighty” what do you think?
Do you think of the movie “Mighty Ducks” about the kid’s hockey team, or do you remember the animated superhero mouse from years ago, “Mighty Mouse?” And what does the word “mighty” even mean? Merriam-Webster.com defines “mighty” as “having or showing great strength or power: very great.” The fictitious hockey team and the flying mouse might meet that definition, but I’d like to focus on that power in real life.
There is a song called “Mighty” that is sung by Christian artist Beckah Shae. I just choreographed it for Dance Blast and it has a great beat and catchy tune, so it is running through my mind right now with a vision of fun Dance Blast swing moves. (don’t worry if you are not a dancer—in our cardio/strength classes it is a squat song!) But the most important thing about this song is its focus on God as the mighty one! The lyrics say: “Mighty all the time, his power never ceases to amaze me. He’s everlasting… He’s better than a superhero ‘cuz he ain’t limited in power… he’s mighty all the time.”
Powerful, mighty, great, everlasting. These words all describe God. Psalm 147:5 says “Great is our Lord and mighty in power; his understanding has no limits.” He is as mighty in power as a summer thunderstorm with lightning shooting across the night sky and thunder so loud it seems to shake the ground, and yet he understands what we are going through with a compassion and understanding that has no limits.
Maybe you are going through something difficult right now and you need to be reminded of God’s mighty strength and limitless power in your life. Well, there’s no need to wait, here’s what you can do:
Begin now to:
- Consider how God’s power can power you up—when we are weak, he is strong. If you need more “power”—physically or spiritually, God will be your power source. Get in touch with a church or community that can show you how to “plug in” to God’s power. Find a moms’ group or Bible study at a church near you where people can spiritually and tangibly encourage you.
- Ask God to help you be “mighty” (showing great strength or power) to face challenges that come your way. Listen to Beckah’s song “Mighty” and plan to come to her concert at McLean Bible Church on Friday, August 5th! Tickets are only $10.75. Click here for ticket information.
- Think about the idea of trusting a God who has “no limits.” That means that nothing is impossible for him. He is worthy of your trust! Our Body & Soul fall session is called “Limitless.” Find a class near you where you can be strengthened in faith & fitness. bodyandsoul.org
Be encouraged. There is a mighty God who offers you limitless hope, today and every day!
Jeannie Blocher is the Founder and President of Body & Soul Fitness. Join her at Mclean Bible Church at 7pm on August 5th, 2016 for a celebration of 35 years of Ministry and a special Concert by Beckah Shae. Tickets available here.
Photograph by Vladimir Kudinov courtesy of Unsplash.com, text added by Rebecca Gilbert – joyartanddesign.com