If you are living below potential, today’s devotional, reposted from Christine Caine, will encourage you on your way to going deeper and living a more empowered life.
“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free …” (Luke 4:18).
When it comes to computers and technology, Nick is the super whiz of the family. With his computer, he can do all kinds of neat things with photos, videos, PowerPoint, music – you name it. But when he starts explaining how I can do the same with my computer, everything starts to go fuzzy. So here we have a girl (that would be me) who has a computer with the capacity to do all that she needs done, but she does not take the time to learn the programs.
I can’t help but think that this is how we are with God sometimes. He has not only saved us, but He has given us His Holy Spirit so that we can reach our full potential and complete His mission here on earth.
Jesus clearly tells us why we have the power of the Holy Spirit working in our lives: The Spirit of the Lord is upon us to enable us to reach out beyond ourselves and help others.
Let’s not let our relationship with God be like my relationship with my computer – barely scratching the surface of our potential. Let’s allow the Holy Spirit to unleash awesome power within us, making us more like Jesus and bringing hope and life and liberty to a lost, sick and brokenhearted humanity.”
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