Sunday, March 18, 2012
Sunday, March 11, 2012
If you own a camera, do you take full advantage of all of its features? If you use a sewing machine, do you take time to learn to use its capabilities? How about your computer - do you explore the various applications so you can use them to the fullest? When you take an antibiotic, do you take it to irradiate the germs totally?
Most of us don't realize the benefits, features, capabilities and power available to us - not only in our physical world but in the vast spiritual world where God is God.
Just as using cameras, phones and computers requires that we must discover and avail ourselves of what is offered, we need to discover and avail ourselves of what God Himself offers us: eternal life, wisdom to walk the path He has given us, discernment along the way, knowledge, love for ourselves and for the unlovable, peace in times of chaos, joy which can be deep inside no matter the circumstances, His kindness when we most need it, His goodness in a world full of things which don't look so good, His gentleness when the world is rough on us and His self control when all in our lives seem out of control. He wants us to be full of power - His power.
I was reminded of this concept of being POWER FULL as I was taking an antibiotic for an abscessed tooth this past week. The antibiotic should have been powerful enough to kill the germs to promote healing. However, as days went by, it was apparent that is wasn't working…. The dentist discovered that a weak dosage of antibiotic had been prescribed, thus causing extended suffering and little healing. If I had been able to avail myself of ALL of the power needed, there would have been a different outcome. Instead, I limped along, struggling.
How do we discover and take full advantage of what God offers us? It's as simple as asking Him for what we need. It is simply crying out for His help.
Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, He delivered them from their distress.
Psalm 107: 6, 13, 19, 28 (Please read all of 107)
May I encourage you to study, discover and take full advantage of ALL God wants to offer you for this walk on earth. He did not intend that we should limp along but that we should allow His holy, victorious life to be lived out within and through us. Let's be POWER FULL!
Heavenly Father….HELP…in Jesus' Name. Amen.
'Reflections of God's Glory' copyright 2011 by Dawn Ulmer firstname.lastname@example.org