Dear Church Family:
Where does one find the power to overcome life’s adversities?
If we think about the electricity we use we often take it for granted until it goes out, then we miss the precious resource. Only when you turn on a light switch or plug a device into an outlet do we realize the invisible power that is within our grasp. Similarly, the Holy Spirit of God has come to us as an invisible source of power that can aide and direct our lives as well as intercede between us and God.
Like a new flashlight battery there is a power within it, a power available to us, but without putting it into use it provides nothing to us, it just sits there waiting for us.
If you have accepted Christ as your Savior and Lord you have the power of the Spirit of Christ within you; that very presence of Jesus Christ, invisible but available to you.
2 Corinthians 3:17-18 “Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord“.
You have a potential which by our own nature is impossible, but as we walk in faith closer and closer to Christ, the Holy Spirit which Christ has placed in us strengthens us to be his witnesses.
Acts 1:8 …you shall be My witnesses…even to the remotest part of the earth.
A dimmer switch on a ceiling light has the full power of its source available to be utilized, but unless we use it by turning up the switch, likewise unless we yield to the Holy Spirit, and allow that power to be utilized, the light of Christ within us will not grow any brighter. By developing a greater relationship with Christ, the Holy Spirit can take your insecurities, your fears, and change you into a confident, more powerful person to proclaim Christ, His love and His Kingdom to the world around you.
As a Christ follower, you already have all the power you need within you. The question is “How will you use it”? Today, ask Jesus to open your heart to the Holy Spirits leading, allowing Him to direct you in a bolder new way for you to both seek Him and glorify His Kingdom.