Accessing Today's Power...
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Now on to my topic...
If you've heard me speak before, you've probably heard this story (if that's you, please forgive me and indulge me this one more time). Quite a few years ago after an especially significant speaking event (God moved in ways that boggled my mind), I curled up in bed and whispered this prayer, "Lord, I don't know what just happened at this event, but I do know this: I want more! More of You! More of Your power and Your presence in my life!"
I fell asleep with those words on my tongue. And I had a very vivid dream.
In the dream people were busy with their daily lives, rushing to and fro - totally unaware of the power that hung overhead, completely within their reach. The 'power' looked like rolling colorful clouds with bolts of lightning shooting through them. Every once in a while, someone had the presence of mind to pause and look up. Then they'd reach up and grab hold of the 'power' and place it on their children or their wallet, or their own heart. But then they'd go along their way and not look up for a long time after that. But in my dream there was one woman who camped in the presence of God. She lived there. She reached up with great regularity and accessed what God made available to her. And the result? Her life glowed with the power made available from on high.
I woke up from my nap absolutely stunned. As I snuggled in my bed for just a while longer, I pondered this vivid dream, and the Lord whispered this across my heart, 'Most of My people only scratch the surface of what I've made available to them.'
I'll be honest. I have a tendency to worry. I battle it. I wrestle it to the ground. And sometimes it knocks me to the ground. Grrrr! I hate that worry battle! But I'm more spiritually skilled now to win the worry battle than I was even a month ago.
One of my favorite heroes of the faith, Corrie Ten Boom, wrote these powerful words: "Worry doesn't empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength."
One thing that'll suck the life out of God's gift of daily grace and power, is our tendency to worry about tomorrow. We have power overhead, available to us, TODAY! We have everything we need to ABOUND in every good work!
May we stay present in this moment - God has given us grace and power for this very hour. Let's grab hold of it; access it through faith; and appropriate it in our lives!
Another thing that steals the power from our lives is committing to un-appointed work. Understand this: An un-appointed work will always be an un-annointed work.
May w be earnest in checking our commitments with the Lord. We must receive our marching orders from Him! And when we do, let's march forward with a humble, faithful attitude! No whining, complaining, or griping. We work and serve HIM (not our boss, our pastor, or anyone else). We live for and serve an audience of ONE. May our lives and our service be a wholehearted offering to Him.
The Bible says that God has given us His great and precious promises SO THAT we can participate in His Divine Nature and carry on the work He started on earth.
May there be a focused-purposefulness to our day today! May we be about the Father's business in whatever capacity He has assigned to us. May we see ourselves as ones who have access to the inner Throne Room of the Most High God. We have His ear, we have His promises, and we have His wonderful presence. What more could we possibly ask for?
Live POWERFULLY today!
~Until next week.