No power?

As I’m writing this right now the power is out in the building. So we have no wifi no lights and  no coffee! It made me think how often in my life do I try and live with no power? Jesus said “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

Yet so often we try to live in our own power. At least I know I can be susceptible to the temptation to just power through in my own strength, to think that my personality and talent will carry me through. But in reality if I want to truly make an impact for the kingdom of God I must have access to and use his power. 

Is there an area of your life today that you’re trying to muscle your way through? An area you’ve been trying and trying so hard without seeing results? Have you thought to pray? I don’t mean like “uh hey God if you could do something about this that would be great” I mean getting down on your knees and praying in the power of the Holy Spirit. 

When is the last time you looked at an impossible situation and believed God for an impossible breakthrough?

Aaron Malmquist