The Power Within
“For though He was crucified in weakness, yet He lives by the power of God. For we also are weak in Him, but we shall live with Him by the power of God toward you.” ~ 2 Corinthians 13:4
Spiritual power is the divine energy God is willing to express in and through us, and the divine authority needed to carry out the work God has called us to do victoriously.
We cannot “harness” the power of the Holy Spirit. This power is not just for preachers, evangelists, or people who work in special ministry; rather, it is available to every believer who willingly surrenders moment by moment in submission and obedience to the Holy Spirit.
We cannot garner the power of the Spirit in order to use God. Conversely, we experience His power when we surrender to be used by Him. God releases His power through us as we walk in obedience to Him.
He releases His power to us in several ways:
• Through the fruit of the Spirit: God’s power, and only God’s power, enables us to exhibit love, joy, peace, patience, goodness, kindness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control, which reveal the character of Christ in us.
• Through witnessing: Scripture always refers to the power of the Holy Spirit in relationship to witnessing and glorifying God. It is His power through us that emboldens us and carries out the work.
• Through the work we are called to do: God will not place you into a position, or ask you to accomplish a task for which He will not fully equip you for total victory.
Our glorious Heavenly Father, thank You for releasing Your power through me by the fruit of the Spirit manifested in my life, in my witnessing, and in the work I am called to do. I am surely equipped for total victory!
Excerpt from: “Pathways To His Presence” ~ Charles F. Stanley