Christ is the Power of God

1 Corinthians 1:24–25, 27–29 devotional: The kingdom of God has a different value system than the world does. All the things the world considers important are perishable. They are in the process of passing away, having no value in the world to come. Salvation is imperishable. Life in heaven with God is everlasting. [Click title or image to read the full post.]

Divine Power

Zechariah 4:6 devotional: The sufficiency for living the Christian life is provided to us by God. The Holy Spirit reveals what God wants us to know. The Spirit intervenes on our behalf. He also leads, guides, counsels, and helps us live the divine life as we trust in him, asking him to control our thoughts, feelings, and actions. [Click title or image to read the full post.]

The Source of Son Power

Hebrews 1:10–12 devotional: The same God who had the power to lay the foundation of the earth and create the heavens has the power to deal effectively with any problems that confront us. We serve a God who sees and knows each of us. [Click title or image to read the full post.]

Perishable vs. Imperishable

Luke 4:1–2 devotional: What Satan offered Jesus was temporary and perishable in nature. What the Holy Spirit offers us is the living and powerful Word of God operating in our lives. [Click title or image to read the full post.]

Son Power Prepares Us for God’s Work

2 Timothy 2:21 devotional: The question each of us must ask ourselves is this: Do we want to be a vessel that Christ can use for in this world? We cannot be grieving the Spirit of God and expect to be a “special utensil for honorable use.” We must be sanctified and empowered by the Holy Spirit. [Click title or image to read the full post.]

God’s Power and Work

Isaiah 43:13 devotional: God makes it very clear that when he works, or declares that something is to be done, it will be done! This truth provides an incentive for us to want to be recipients of Son Power. We want God to do imperishable works in us and through us. [Click title or image to read the full post.]

Accessing God’s Counsel

Jeremiah 32:19 devotional: Our relationship with God is not about the three amigos of Me, Myself, and I. God is interested in his glory and the fulfillment of his will and purposes. Son Power enables us to tap into the great counsel, power, and work of God when our lives are in harmony with his will. [Click title or image to read the full post.]

Have You Experienced the Third Conversion?

When Zacchaeus heard the voice of Jesus penetrating through the noise of the crowd, he listened and obeyed.

Not only was his spirit and soul converted, but also his “purse” or pocketbook was converted.

Martin Luther referred to the willingness to give as a third conversion. [Click title or image to read the full post.]

Our Greatest Reward is Knowing God

In today’s world, many people will do almost anything to access what they perceive to be power, thinking people in those positions can do something for them.

We learn from the scripture that power belongs to God. He is the one who opens doors for us and gives us opportunities, blessing us with whatever benefits he wants to share with us. [Click title or image to read the full post.]

The World is Passing Away Before Our Eyes!

So many of things I considered so important over the years are now gone! The company I worked for is gone. Boards of companies I served on are gone.

Just through the aging process, we can see how we ourselves are “passing away.”  Our bodies are temporary. We are only renting or leasing them, having to turn them in at the end of the lease term. [Click title or image to read the full post.]