Last night i was blessed with some stories of close friends. Although I had not met any of them over 6 months ago, I now am sharing deep truths, encouragements, and fears and struggles with 12-14 new people. That in itself is pretty miraculous but what is more so is the POWER within these people.
32 Now the full number of those who believed were of kone heart and lsoul, and no one said that any of the things that belonged to him was his own, but mthey had everything in common. 33 And with great npower the apostles were giving their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and ogreat grace was upon them all. 34 pThere was not a needy person among them, for qas many as were owners of lands or houses sold them and brought the proceeds of what was sold 35 and rlaid it at the apostles’ feet, and sit was distributed to each as any had need. 36 Thus Joseph, who was also called by the apostles Barnabas (which means tson of encouragement), a Levite, a native of Cyprus, 37 sold a field that belonged to him and brought the money and ulaid it at the apostles’ feet.
– Acts 4:32
The POWER that was present was not only in the room with me but has been in many rooms where believers of the cross gather. The kicker last night was as I was focusing so heavily on ALL OF THESE HUGE PROGRESS stories, one friend reminded us all where the real power comes from. Friends, there is POWER in the NAME of GOD. You may be waiting for proof all of your life but i guarantee others watching you have already seen HIS HANDS at work in your life. You see, last evening as I thought back on my own story, meanwhile listening to others share in their current state, it became so obvious to me how much POWER there is in His name, (thanks to our friend’s statement.)
We see miracles every day, we see temptation, we see joy and success, we see trials and torment… but in it all, when accessed through a transparent heart and surrendered will… we see GOD Himself. Is what we do everyday having ANY impact on others or eternity? or is it for ourselves?
There is one point of your life… when you grasp it I believe EVERYTHING changes…
Glory to the Living God… In all things, in all ways, in all words, giving and pointing to the glory of the Living God is our purpose. When one or more believers begin to share in that purpose together POWER shows up. It is rarely on our timeline and never late, but when it arrives you can feel it.
Father, interrupt our lives everyday with your glory and UNLEASH your power. Amen.