I'm challenged with Paul's words to Timothy in 2 Timothy 3. One line keeps circling again and again in my mind. "...having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof..."
Do we hold to the form, but deny the power of the gospel?
With power comes responsibility most of us don't want to carry. We enjoy our comfortable life. We want ease.
Paul encourages Timothy to suffer with him. We were called for a purpose. God intends that His people will bring His kingdom and push out the illegally, ruling authorities of the devil. Sounds like science fiction, right? But it's not. It's real. When was the last time you or I set someone free from an addiction or spoke miraculous healing to someone's body? This is God's expectation. He's already won the victory, paid the price, now we are to go make it happen.
But how? That's the question.
We can't make miracles happen. We're not God.
But we can seek Him. We can come before Him daily asking for His will to be done and offering our words, our time and our effort to Him.
Lord Jesus, teach us by Your Spirit. Give us a willing heart.
Kind of heavy for a Thursday morning, so I'll lighten it up a bit. Check out the cornbread recipe I promised yesterday. I hope you enjoy it with your Chili or whatever you serve it with.