Earlier in the month I asked the question, “What would you say is… the most powerful force on earth?” The motivation for asking the question was an infomercial of sorts I heard on a local Christian radio station. The Pastor was talking about all sorts of things that pertain to his church and then made a comment about prayer being the most powerful force on earth.
When he said that I immediately asked, “Is it really?” Is the act of prayer the most powerful force? I’m sure that’s not what he meant… but that is what I heard him say. Sometimes I think we get so bent on doing the act of prayer that we forget God is the reason for the act. Sometimes we get so focused on so many other “things” of God that we miss God in the process.
I would say God is the most powerful force! Everything else comes from Him. A.W. Tozer puts it this way,
The voice of God is the most powerful force in nature, indeed the only force in nature, for all energy is here only because the power-filled Word is being spoken. (The Pursuit of God, 70).
All the earth should worship the Lord;
the whole world should fear him.
He spoke, and it happened.
He commanded, and it appeared. (NCV).