Staying Charged with His Power!

I really like my digital camera. I like the vibrant colors it captures, the zoom and wide angle settings options it gives me, the clear picture indicator, the auto flash and auto advance, and that I can shoot video with sound. What I don’t like is the fact that lately the rechargeable battery isn’t holding a charge.  Without power the camera does none of those things. Without power it cannot fulfill its potential and becomes nothing more than an expensive paperweight.

When it comes to living for Jesus and reflecting His truth, grace and love to the world, we need to stay charged with His power, let’s consider four power sources that God gives us as we live with Jesus.

Ephesians 1:19 and 20 tell us that the power God wants to work in our lives is the same power that He exerted in Jesus when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly realms. Resurrection power has conquered sin and death, it breaks the bonds that hold us captive and it gives us the power to live for Jesus in a way that proclaims His truth, grace and love for all to see.

Ephesians 3:10-12 tell us that God gives us His wisdom, which is a power that defeats the work of the forces of evil and the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms. The wisdom of God helps us to know right from wrong, gives us knowledge so we know how to live and can keep us from falling prey to the destructive schemes of the enemy. God’s wisdom is a source of power that we cannot afford to miss.

Philippians 2:5-11 speak to the power of humility, as demonstrated by Jesus, who being in very nature God, willingly left His throne in heaven, making Himself nothing, to die for the sins of all people. Humility is often an overlooked power source in the lives of believers but it has the power to disarm many of the threats that come against us and to lovingly reveal the truth of Jesus to the world around us.

Acts 1:1-8 tell us that the Holy Spirit gives us the power to be witnesses for Jesus. Being a witness can take many different forms in both word and deed, but what it all comes down to is living in a way that brings glory to God, which we are empowered to do as the Holy Spirit unleashes His power in and through our lives.

May we lived filled with God’s power and fulfill the potential that God has placed in us by staying connected to Jesus and all of the sources of power that He has made available to us. May we as individual believers and as a church, spend time each day with Jesus, allowing Him to fill us with resurrection power, with the power of His wisdom, with the power of humility, and with the power of His Holy Spirit.

In Christ,  Mark