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Reflections From Sunday: Power

We oftentimes think God’s power can only be displayed in grand and over-the-top gestures when the truth is, God’s power can be seen in minute and sometimes unnoticed situations. God gave us power to be witnesses to the goodness of Christ. This simply means that we are to tell others what we’ve seen and heard about Christ. Although we may not have seen Jesus in a physical sense, we’ve seen healing, deliverance, miracles, and much more that can only be credited to Him. We may look at our daily routines and doubt that God’s power could be of any use, but we have confidence that God’s power is personal, continual, and sufficient.

God created all of us as individuals for a reason. “The human body has many parts, but the many parts make up one whole body. So it is with the body of Christ.” 1 Corinthians 12:12 (NLT) This is why it’s so important that God’s power is personal. God knows us intimately and personally, so the power He gives us must be as well. His power is designed for you and will work best for you. This is why it’s importantly for us not to be covetous of others. He knows what it takes to make you a powerful witness and provides those things to you, personally.

God’s power is also continual. He does not give you power that only works on Sundays, or when “the mood is right”. God gives power that will sustain and persevere through the most difficult obstacles. His power will continue to work long after it’s been used. The power within us will continue on the same way Jesus’ sacrifice from centuries ago still has power today to save, set free, and deliver.

Lastly, God’s power is sufficient, meaning it’s enough to get the job done. We sometimes think that it takes a lot of work for God to move, but normally, it’s just a simple conversation or question that needs to be asked. We may not see the earth-shaking, ground-breaking results we expected, but God is always at work. 1 Corinthians 3:7 (NLT) tells us, “It’s not important who does the planting, or who does the watering. What’s important is that God makes the seed grow.”  Most times we want to see a huge change because we want the credit. God reassures us that He provided us with the power we need and that it is enough to get HIS job done.

We can walk boldly in Christ knowing that we have power that is personal, continual, and sufficient. We have to accept this power by faith and allow the Holy Spirit to lead us in how to best use this power. God has a great work for us to do, but thankfully He gave us a greater power to finish it with.

Make today great!

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