How does the believer tap into his source of power? To be strong in the Lord’s might requires two acts of faith. First you must have a settled, firm persuasion that the Lord is almighty in power. This is a foundational truth. Secondly you must not only believe that God is almighty, but also that this almighty power of God is engaged for your defense. God expects you to meet every trial, every temptation, leaning on His arm.
The ability to hear what God is saying, to see what God is doing, and to move in the realm of the miraculous comes as an individual develops the same intimacy with and dependence upon the Father [as Jesus had]. How did Jesus do what he did? The answer is found in his relationship with the Father. How will we do the “greater things than these” which Jesus promised (John 14:12)? By discovering the same relationship of intimacy, simplicity and obedience.
When the Bible uses the English word “believe,” it loses a lot in translation. Greek is a far more complex language than English. The original word for believe means to trust. I often use the analogy of a parachute. Believing in it won’t help you. Trusting in it will.