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BIBLE TEXT: 1 Corinthians 2:3-5: “My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s POWER, so that your faith might not rest on men’s wisdom, but on God’s POWER.”
PERSONAL REFLECTION: What is this POWER of which Paul wrote? I cannot fathom the true POWER of the God I serve. He is majestic; the POWER of His love extends through all the earth. His POWER gives and takes life at His will. The objects of His wrath will tremble in His presence. This POWER resides in me and on me. His Holy Spirit not only speaks to me, it guides me, and His Spirit breaks me and has restored me. His POWER consumes me. He lifts me up and tears me down; He humbles me and exalts me. I walk with this POWER.
Unlike the power of potential or the power of wisdom and knowledge, His POWER is undeniable and irrefutable. He is my KING. And all this POWER is not displayed with wise and persuasive words, but as a demonstration of His resurrection and restoration POWER. It is my testimony about Him; His POWER is a display of my life. He IS THE POWER and the source of all things. His POWER is the I AM. And He is mine. I will never leave Him.
The sad thing is our lack of recognition of the Holy Spirits power that we already possess. The power that Paul wrote about resides in you NOW. The greatest power that the world has ever known lives and takes up residence in the life of a believer. Yes, you and me. What if we were to “Unleash the POWER Within” us? What if we changed today and lived that “full out” at work and school?
In fact, I want to challenge you, Church, the body of Christ, to whom I write. I challenge you to break with your inhibitions and the fear that keeps you from playing full out this coming Sunday. My challenge to us is to remove whatever self-imposed limits you bring with you to church and for once, come to church with the childlike faith our King seeks – to bring your best worship. The worship that says, I want to be healed of the opinions of men and take a walk in the garden with your heavenly Father. Let’s raise the bar even higher; I encourage you to “out-worship” the strongest worshiper this week.
PERSONAL APPLICATION: I believe the best days of the body of Christ are in front of us. To live limitless, unleash the power within you now. Let’s go after him with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength and let’s unleash the POWER within us together! He is worthy of our honor and our praise.
PRAYER: Father, have Your way with me. Set me on fire with the POWER of your Holy Spirit!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Darrell, with his wife of 27 years, Paula, and their daughters Chelsey and Shelby have served alongside the citizens of Life Assembly for the past 5 years WITHOUT LIMIT.