Galatians 6:14-16 But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. For neither circumcision counts for anything, nor un-circumcision, but a new creation. And as for all who walk by this rule, peace and mercy be upon them, and upon the Israel of God.
If you want to know the power of God in your life, then think long and hard about the tragedy of the Cross. The innocent One died for your sins. Let go of all your concerns for yourself and your problems. Spend some time thinking about what God wants for you now that He has given Jesus Christ for your sins. From the Cross comes your source for new life.
The effect of the Cross is salvation, sanctification, healing, fellowship with God and eternal life. But these are the after effects of first coming to consider the Cross given for your sins. The preaching and teaching about Jesus Christ is good news to those who are lost in the failed promises of this world. The sin in us drives us to find fulfillment in things rather than a relationship with God.
Every now and then God lets us see what we would be like if it were not for Himself. He reminds us of the words Jesus spoke to the disciples: “Without me you can do nothing.” That is why the foundation of Chritianity is your personal, passionate devotion to the Lord Jesus Christ. We can get side-tracked with the benefits that flow from faith and trust in him. That’s like putting the “cart before the horse”. If you want peace and meaning in your life, then reconsider the Cross of Christ for you, the sins of yours that are forgiven and the arms opened wide for you to run into. God loves you. Jesus Christ is your proof of His love.