This morning my spirit was recharged within me once again…as I realized that as a Christian I serve a God as no other. In God’s word, we are reassured that “…the Kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of Power.” Our Lord Jesus Christ says, “…..All Authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.” Mathew 28:18. Jesus Christ is POWER…power he has given you and I to use IN HIS NAME.
The early church appreciated this Power which they used as they shared the message about the love of God for mankind; and stood in prayer with and for one another. A relationship with God was not mere talk, but Power; thus the great works the LORD manifested in their lives and community.
Jesus is noted to have said to those in need around him … “and as you have believed, so be unto you” Mathew 8:13; and to another “according to your faith be it unto you” Mathew 9:29. Didn’t the Lord Jesus Christ say that we will do even greater works than those that he did? John14:12 As I pondered upon this verse in light of the ever increasing pains around us… it was impressed upon me that as a Christian, I need to have faith in God…faith in his POWER…faith that God answers prayers.
In our lives, at one time or another…we do encounter troubling moments, however when we lose faith in God/faith in Prayer; then despair rules over our lives. God gives us his word that“…call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me.” Psalms 50:15. In moments of difficulty… join hands with a brother or sister in a prayer of agreement. God says, “Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven.” Mathew 18:19. God ministers to us in our times of pain; and as He answers our prayers, HE gives us peace and we glorify HIM through our lives.
Today, It is through you and I that we will see the greater manifestation of the POWER of God. To tap into God’s Power… purpose to draw near to God by meditating upon the Word of God; and continually seek God’s face in Prayer.
“Come near to God and he will come near to you” James 4:8.