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Day Twelve | January 19th


For to us a child is born, to us a son is given;

and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6


Our culture has always been infatuated with heroes. Whether they have superpowers and a cape, extraordinary athletic ability, or military prowess, heroes capture our imagination and inspire us to excellence.

When Isaiah prophesied that this child would be called “Mighty God,” the word used for mighty could be translated as hero or heroic. Jesus is the one true God who has heroic power and strength. He is unequaled and unparalleled. We can see His mighty power in the stories recorded in the gospels. He was able to walk on water and calm an enormous storm. He could multiply bread and fish to feed thousands. He could heal individuals who had no medical hope for recovery. He was even able to change ordinary water into the best wine at a wedding.

However, in the midst of His mighty power, He also demonstrated His kindness and goodness by feeding the hungry, bringing hope to the sick, and saving face for an embarrassed bride and her family. Jesus is a Mighty God who is motivated by His great heart of love. What a Savior!


When we are weak, we can be strengthened by Jesus’ Mighty Power! Paul prayed for the Ephesian church “that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being” (Eph 3:16). Do you need strength today? Perhaps on this twelfth day of the Daniel Fast, you are lagging in strength. Perhaps you need spiritual strength. You have a Mighty God! Let’s bring our weaknesses to Him because His power is made perfect in our weakness (2 Cor 12:9). He is able to do more than we can ask or think (Eph 3:20).

What do you need Jesus’ help with today? How can Jesus use your weakness to show you His love for you in the midst of meeting your need? Take time to process this. Write it down, share it with someone else, and pray through it.

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