PROMISE. PASSION. PREPARE. POWER. Week 4 – POWER
Well, darn tootin!
You have reached the end of my PROMISE. PASSION. PREPARE. POWER series
This week is all about the POWER
My friend, you have already become a superhero in my eyes
Through reading this series
That has equipped you for the journey towards your promise
Hopefully, in so many ways
I trust that this series has been helpful to you
If it has, it would be soooo good if could share something that helped you
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And tell me how far you are on your journey towards your promise/dream
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So you want POWER?
Which can help you see your PROMISE come to pass
So, here’s 3 little nuggets to crank up the POWER on your promise
1. TALKING UP THE POWER
Have you ever encountered people who “talk up” their own power?
After just 10 minutes of being around them
You’ve rolled your eyes and sighed inwardly
So many times, you feel like you’ve just completed a cardio workout?
1 Corinthians 4: 18-20 warns us about such people
‘I know there are some among you who are so full of themselves they never listen to anyone…God’s Way is not a matter of mere talk; it’s an empowered life.’ (The Message Bible)
An empowered life means, a life that relies on the Holy Spirit
If we’re gonna talk the talk, then we have to walk the walk
We need to listen to the Holy Spirit
Because He guides us back on to the right path
Over the years, I’ve seen people who have had a great calling on their lives
They started off well, but as soon as they did things in their OWN strength
The promise started to unravel
The heady heights of believing in their own power became toxic to their calling
We need to constantly draw on the Holy Spirit and put God first
This is key to your promise
2. NOT FEAR – POWER!
2 Timothy 1:7 reminds us, ‘For God gave us a Spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.’
Whenever you feel the tentacles of fear grip around you
As you start taking those steps toward your promise
Know that it’s not from God
The devil uses fear to disable you to the point of in-action
Which suits him just fine
If he can get you to believe that you’re totally out of your depth
Just read powerful Scriptures like, Isaiah 40:29-31 out loud
‘…But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall walk and not faint.’
Not fear – POWER!
3, OBEDIENCE = POWER
Obedience equals power
Promises don’t happen unless you are obedient
Otherwise, you’re doing it in your own strength without the Holy Spirit’s power
Think about Abraham for a moment, walking his son, Isaac to that altar
Do you think he wanted to sacrifice his own son?
What about Joseph sitting in prison, waiting for his promise to happen
Do you think he wanted to interpret Pharaoh’s dream, after he’d been left to rot in a dungeon for 13 years?
Are you kidding me?!
And Noah, ridiculed for almost 120 years because he built a boat – in the desert
Do you think he wanted to hear people’s taunts, day after day after day?
Find someone else, God, I’m done
Moses hadn’t set foot in Egypt for 40 years. He’d ran away trying to leave his past behind him
Do you think he wanted to go back to Egypt and make Pharaoh give up his slave workers?
Not a chance
God asked each of these Bible heroes to do something
Something really, really difficult
But this is where the “rubber hits the road”
Even though it was super hard
They did what was asked because they saw the importance of being obedient
It’s only in your obedience that the POWER for your promise comes
OBEDIENCE = POWER
Plain and simple
And when you fear the Lord more than you fear man
Boy, you’ll be powered up and ready
To reach that promise!