God gave us a spirit of power

For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands, for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. 2 Timothy 1:6-7

When it comes to our Christian faith, “I can’t” should never cross our minds or our lips. God gave us to power to do all things. When He calls us He will give us the necessary tools to do what He asks. The power is there all we need to do is use it.

I love a few police procedurals, NCIS is one of my favorites but I am always amazed that no one seems to be able to switch on a light. They all use flashlights and will pass right by a light switch but not use it. All that power waiting to bring light to a crime scene and it goes unused.

We do the same thing in our Christian walk, all that power waiting to bring light to the world and we walk around with flashlights. Flashlights, when we have the power of floodlights. God gives us this power when we first believe. We need to let our lights shine.

Have a blessed day,

David

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About dwwork

The name of this blog is taken from 1 Peter 3:13 - “always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience. This verse became special to me over ten years ago when I was asked to teach an adult Sunday school class on Christian apologetics. This interest grew over the years to the point that I took some graduate level classes in apologetics. I think the best way to be prepared to give and answer to everyone who asks is to know scripture. It is my hope that through these short devotionals the reader will become more familiar with each verse. I have tried when possible to make them personal hoping in some small way to show that God’s word written over two thousand years ago is still relevant today. In the writing of these short devotionals I have been able to better understand how God’s word impacts my life. It is my hope that you too will come closer to our Lord Jesus and develop a closer relationship with Him. Finally, if the reader finds anything in conflict with scripture please let me know. God’s word is the final authority always overrules anything I might write. David
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