When a hurricane is about to hit your hometown, there are a few things you gather to prepare for the storm. A pure source of water, cash, gas for your automobiles, candles and matches, canned food, and a source of power. Whether it be batteries, harnessing the wind, or a generator, the best way to weather the storm is a strong source of power. How much more should we prepare for spiritual storms that come our way. Or how much more victorious could we walk through this world as a witness with God as our power source.
The power you possess is determined by your power source. You may be weak, but you are not powerless. Speak this truth out loud to yourself, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Phil. 4:13. Connect to the power source of the Holy Spirit that dwells in you. If we expect to impact this world with the power of God, we have to be infused with the Holy Spirit’s power.
The Trinity, God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, made us in His image. God became one of us – Immanuel – in human form as the Son of God. When Jesus finished His work and ascended into heaven, he sent the Holy Spirit to dwell with us and comfort us. This is God with us on a whole new level, Image of God 2 point 0, if you will.
This fantastic truth never gets old to me. The Holy Spirit is now involved in my daily life and circumstances. He leads and guides me into all truth and helps me whether I realize it or not. God’s life-giving presence and power live in you and me.
God wants us to believe in Him with total trust and confidence. He wants you to live each day with hopeful expectations, knowing that He will empower you every step of the way. Hope is having a confident expectation for something good in the future. Faith is a confident belief that compels a hope-filled action. Even simpler: Faith is filled with hope! I pray God’s word will give you a strong faith that continually grows.
Today spend some time in prayer thanking God for His tremendous power.
2 Thes. 2:16-17, “May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by His grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.”