Does God micromanage the world? Or does he merely set the ground rules and let nature take its course? What do you think of when you think of the power of God? Moses parting the Red Sea? The walls of Jericho falling flat before Joshua? The miracles of Jesus, with the resurrection being the exclamation point?
Step 39 of Steps to Knowledge (“The power of God is with me”) opens up another angle as to the power of God in the world. It says “The power of God is with you. It is within your Knowledge.” At first, I found this less than satisfactory. What’s the connection between experiencing things as self-evident, and healing the sick, raising the dead, cleansing the lepers, casting out devils? As I pondered this further, I considered the idea that the power of God in the world is the conviction of the person who knows something. Joan of Arc knew something. The founders of America knew something. And what they knew has had a lasting impact.
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