We have God’s power within us. When Jesus left, He sent the Holy Spirit to us. Jesus said the Holy Spirit would dwell with us and be in us (John 14:17). Since this is true, we can live empowered and therefore, fulfill the Great Commission.

Live Empowered: the Holy Spirit Moves through Us

We have God’s power within us. When Jesus left, He sent the Holy Spirit to us. Jesus said the Holy Spirit would dwell with us and be in us (John 14:17). Since this is true, we can live empowered.

What does living empowered look like? I don’t completely know. God might prompt us to action. Our job is to obey. As we obey, we will know when these moments in life take place that there is no other way to explain it, except God’s hand was in it.

And it’s not because of our strength; although, I do like to think of us as super-Christians extraordinaire. 😉

Unlimited Strength

Remember the movie The Incredibles? Mr. Incredible’s superpower was super-strength. There’s one part of the movie near the end when he’s trying to get his family to go back into safety instead of fighting with him in the battle. His wife wasn’t having it; she accused him of being all ego. Finally, he oxymoronically admits, “I’m not strong enough!” The truth spilled from his lips. He didn’t want to lose his family again because he thought they had died earlier in the movie. That’s where his strength failed.

God has empowered us whether we think we are strong enough or not. Actually, we aren’t strong enough. He sent the Holy Spirit to us, and we are filled with the Spirit. That doesn’t mean that we are the power, that means we are filled with the power. If we are Spirit-filled, then we are Spirit-controlled. God is our Source of Power, and His unlimited strength is at our disposal.

Use God’s Power

God calls us to serve Him in detailed ways, but sometimes we don’t budge from apprehensiveness. Here’s the thing: we have God’s power so don’t be afraid to use it! The devil’s not going to skin our hides like he did to the seven sons of Sceva in Acts 19.

Instead of being afraid, we need to make adjustments. Have you ever noticed the way the trees bend and the leaves move when the wind blows? In the same way, when the wind of the Spirit is “blowing on us,” we will need to adapt our position to flow with what He’s doing.

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It might not turn out perfect. Recall the instance of the disciples not being able to cast out a man’s son who was being harassed by a demon (Mark 9:17-29). Jesus had already given the disciples authority over unclean spirits, but they were still learning (Mark 6:7). They couldn’t cast out the devil in the man’s son, but that didn’t mean they stopped walking in power.

We have been talking about the power of God in this series. Can everyone use God’s power? No. But we can because we are Believers and Followers of Christ. Authority given and correctly applied brings glory to God. Jesus said the Holy Spirit would testify of Him (John 15:26). Salvation came to 3,000 souls because Peter preached to them while being full of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:41). Wow! Do we want souls to be saved because of what we are doing for the kingdom of God? I sure do!

Jesus isn’t walking the earth right now; we are. There are people out there that need the Jesus in us. We are vessels in which the Holy Spirit will move through to touch the lives of those around us. Rely on God’s strength, make alterations when He leads, and let God take care of the outcome. Let’s move forward in fulfilling the Great Commission while living empowered.


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Don’t miss the other great posts in the Power of God series:

  1. Experiencing the Miraculous Power of God
  2. Like Moses, We Can Get Used to Using God’s Power
  3. God’s Power Defies What Is False
  4. How God’s Greatest Power Was in the Suffering of the Cross
  5. A Testimony of God’s Power of Provision
  6. Prayer Is a Conduit to God’s Power
  7. God’s Healing Power Is for You
  8. Live Empowered: the Holy Spirit Moves through Us
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Prayer Is a Conduit to God’s Power

I’m thrilled to have Horace Williams, Jr. from Pleasing to the Potter on the blog today. He’s an encourager and one who is anchored in God’s Word. I think you’ll enjoy this!


Helpless.

What a discouraging word this can be. No one wants to ever feel helpless.

Think back to those times where you have experienced that feeling.

Did you well up with tears and cry your eyes out? Maybe you picked up the phone and called a close friend, or searched the refrigerator for your favorite ice cream?

Remember this my friend, you have access to God’s amazing power via prayer. 

It is hard at times to admit you need help or confirm you have a weakness. Maybe you feel helpless when it comes to dealing with a difficult family member, a financial crisis that springs up out of the blue or even the tragic loss of a loved one. It is in these moments of intense struggle that you must plug into your Savior, Jesus Christ. Get down on your knees and tell God what is on your heart. There is nothing to fear or worry about when you put your trust in Him.  Continue reading

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The 30-Minute Method: Say Goodbye to Time Management Frustrations

Do you ever feel like you’re drowning in responsibilities while struggling to find time to do what you want to do? Productivity and scheduling your time are intricately related. If greater productivity is your goal, then let’s talk about time.

Imagine the world without time. Years, months, weeks, hours, and minutes don’t exist. Weird, isn’t it? I can’t wrap my mind around it, but it makes me think of God before He created the heavens and the earth. It boggles the mind that He is the beginning and the end.

Have you ever wanted to cuff the hands of the clock? Me, too, yet God in His wisdom created time in our world. Without it, life would be chaos.

I can relate to mayhem; I have four kids. On top of that, I act like I have more than 24 hours in the day, rationalizing I will work faster. When it doesn’t happen, I plead with God to hold the sun for me like He did in Joshua 10:12-14.

KellyRBaker | The 30-Minute Method: Say Goodbye to Time Management Frustrations | The 30-minute method will help you be effective instead of frustrated. Try scheduling your time and see your greatest productivity happen. | Psalm 90:12

The truth is, I could fix my routine without God moving heaven and earth. All I need is the wisdom He provides to bring order to my day. Revamping my family’s schedule with the growing changes of little kids is normal. Living life without it in place is the real dilemma.

So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom. Psalm 90:12 ESV

Join me at The Blogging Writer with Meghan Weyerbacher to continue reading this post. Find out how the 30-minute scheduling method will set you up for greater productivity and improve your life. There I will show you how to get started. While you’re there, check out Meg’s helpful blog. I know you’re going to love her! CLICK HERE


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