The Lord our God is not seeking to bless us
because He views us as having some powerful ability that He can use.
Rather, the Lord our God is seeking to bless us
with the abundance of His almighty power because we have no useful ability in ourselves.
Abide in me, and I in you.
As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine;
no more can ye, except ye abide in me.
I am the vine, ye are the branches:
He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit:
for without me ye can do nothing.
2 Corinthians 3:5
Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves;
but our sufficiency is of God.
2 Corinthians 4:7
But we have this treasure in earthen vessels,
that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.
2 Corinthians 12:9-10
And he said unto me,
My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness.
Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities,
that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities,
in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake:
for when I am weak, then am I strong.
1 Corinthians 15:10
But by the grace of God I am what I am:
and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain;
but I laboured more abundantly than they all:
yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.
For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.