A Wish or a Goal?
“One thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me.” (Philippians 3:13–14, NIV)
Wow! Take a look at the powerful verbs in the verses above: forgetting, straining, press on, win. To me, these words all seem to imply some kind of intentionality. Intentionality to do something, intentionality to pursue, intentionality to focus our time, talent, and treasure. As you consider your desire for experiencing Son Power, is it fueled by this type of intentionality? Is your desire a wish or is it actually a goal that you are willing to pursue? Are you simply thinking about the power of God in your life, or are you truly positioning yourself to experience it?
The very fact that you are taking the time to read this devotional seems to indicate that you have more than a simple wish to experience the power of the Holy Spirit working in you and through you. But the question still remains: Do you truly have a desire to experience the Holy Spirit working in your life?
I’ve met many people who have wishes for their lives. They are waiting for something to happen. To me, a true desire is something we are willing to work for.
I am not talking here about earning God’s favor. I am addressing the need for each one of us to develop a yearning in our hearts for God’s presence and power to actively empower us; a longing that results in us seeking after God. It is an intentionality that sets us on the course for pursuing God. Yogi Berra, the renowned baseball player and coach once said, “If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else.”
When we have a true desire to experience Son Power, we know where we are going. We set our hearts and minds and lives on a path that will take us to our goal.
Honestly, is your desire to experience Son Power a wish or a goal?
Son Power is fueled by a yearning in your heart to experience God’s presence.