I just want to share a quick thought this Sunday before church. I was reading a passage by Andrew Murray this morning in my devotions and I came across this quote and the Lord just spoke to my heart about it.
Do you desire to see the power of God manifested in your church? What about you personally, do you desire to see God's power manifested in you and through you? I would hope that we all would answer yes to both of those questions.
I can honestly say that I truly long to see God's power manifested in our church and in my life personally, but I can't honestly say that I have really seen it. When I don't see it in our church or in my life, I get very down and very discouraged. Why don't I see it? It is a very simple question that has a very obvious answer. I don't see the mighty power of God manifested in our church and in my life personally because the church is not in the right place, and neither am I. That is a pretty tough pill to swallow, but it is the truth. When I do not see the power of God manifested in my life, it is because I am not in the right place, the place that belongs to me and the church both - the place of absolute and unceasing dependence on Christ.
What about you? Are you in the place of absolute and unceasing dependence on Christ?
Prayer For Today:
Heavenly Father, forgive me for not being in the right place, a place of absolute and unceasing dependence on You. Help me to be in that place of absolute and unceasing dependence on You so that Your mighty power would be manifested in and through my life. In Jesus name, Amen!