Thursday, June 21, 2012

Power Outages

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you.  (Acts 1:8 NLT)

   We have experienced our share of power outages from weather related storms.  On several occasions in the past our subdivision suffered lost of power due to broken tree limbs that fell over power lines.  It's amazing how helpless we feel when suddenly our power is cut off.  We scramble to save food from spoiling and work diligently to clean up the mess.  Fortunately times of severe distress provide the opportunity to deepen relationships and bring people together.  It's a time to reach out with the gospel and provide comfort and relief.

   These power outages also remind me of what happens when we lose power in the spiritual realm.  When lines of communication are broken and individuals fail to stay focused upon the Lord.  God elected to accomplish his purposes through the power grid of the church of Jesus Christ.  It takes every believer fully involved in ministry to accomplish this task.  All of us working together can bring about the completion of the kingdom of God.

   Are you powerFULL or powerless?

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