POWER, “WORTH CONSIDERING” 11/13/19 (Across my desk this morning.)
|“Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marveled. And they realized that they had been with Jesus…” (Acts 4:13, NKJV)|
|Empowered By His Presence|
God wants to empower and strengthen you to overcome every obstacle in this life. He wants to give you confidence, wisdom and boldness to pursue the dreams and desires in your heart. He wants to give you supernatural insight so that you can be a witness of His goodness. In the Scripture, Peter and John were supernaturally equipped. Everyone around them marveled at their boldness, at their ability. They knew Peter and John didn’t have any formal training. They knew there wasn’t anything special about them. This power and wisdom could have only come from one place—the presence of Jesus. Friend, when you spend time with Jesus, people will see it. You’ll be energized by His anointing and equipped by His grace. That’s why it’s so important to take time every day to be in His presence. No matter where you are, His presence is only a prayer away. Scripture says He is near to all who call upon His name. It says that He inhabits the praises of His people. Make your relationship with Him your number one priority and be empowered by His presence each and every day!
| A Prayer for Today|
“Heavenly Father, I humbly come before You giving You all that I am. I surrender every area of my life to You and invite You to have Your way in my heart. Empower me with Your love as I daily set my focus on You in Jesus’ name. Amen.”
Seems to me there are potentially several ways to consider the possibility for the flow of GOD’S power. Fist of all, are we really in heart faith or just in head understanding. It takes a lot to change our heart (sub conscious) into a new faith Heb.11 direction. What goes into our heart is controlled by what we allow to have access through our conscious mind, good or evil. Went through WallyMart the other day and viewed the video shelves… of thousands of titles I could only find 3 positive titles from the cover graphics. It was like up dated publicity for the Roman Coliseum for next event. And I could even take it home with me and view it many times.. So if this is the food that we are digesting as a constant diet for our heart it will be difficult to find faith for the power of GOD to help us in time of need or in helping others. Faith comes by digesting the Truth of God from the Word of God in our hearts. Faith can be a personal growth or a gift in time of need but GOD’s creation is totally dependent upon faith. God is trying to help us find faith so we can live with HIM in HIS dimension of eternity.
But then there is sometimes the issue of the lack of faith around us, It is recorded in Matt.13:58: And he (Jesus) did not many mighty there because of their unbelief.
And then there is the matter of individual heart faith that can be dammed up if we are saying no to the Holy Spirit in some other way in of our life. Faith can only freely flow in humility, love and obedience.
Also there is the issue of unity in the collective faith. Notice that even the prayers of a married couple are hindered if there is disunity. 1 Pet. 3:7. And that our Lord Jesus prayed for our Unity that we would be able to experience HIS Glory (Power), John 17: