Ministry 101 – Power

Power, God, Jesus, Ministry, Life, BibleA lot of the people have almost any appliances that they need in their homes. It may not be everybody, but you have basic stuff that you use every day. They sure make your life easy to live. Can you imagine a life without the refrigerator or lights on the ceiling? All those things you live with every day, not really thinking they are in the house, are useless if they have not plugged into power. The things that have to use with power are meaningless without power.

Your Christian life and ministry life is the same way. It’s powerless and meaningless when you have not plugged into the power source.

Then they gathered around him and asked him, “Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?”

He said to them: “It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” – Acts 1:6-8 NIV

Jesus’ disciples were excited about the kingdom to be restored since they witnessed Jesus’ resurrection. “Lord, you are alive! Well then, let’s do it!” Their hope came back when Jesus resurrected, although Jesus didn’t come to earth for that purpose. Instead, He said it’s not their business to know when that would happen. But in the meantime, He promised them to receive the Holy Spirit and its power. But have you noticed what that power is for? Jesus said,

“You will be my witnesses.”

He didn’t say, “You will DO witnessing work, handing out the invitations to the church at the street corner, on preach from the pulpit. But He said, “You will BE my witness” wherever He sends us.

So, what does the power do to your ministry life?

1. It helps you to live worthy of your calling

As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. – Ephesians 4:1 NIV

You need the power of God to live the calling that God placed on your life. Your “Being” testifies the person who called you.

2. It makes you fearless

For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. – 2 Timothy 1:7 NIV

God didn’t call you to be timid and afraid of everything, but empowered by His power and be a witness of impossible turns into possible with God. Fear is not from God but from the enemy who wants to make you stay small and hidden in a pit.

3. It helps you to demonstrate the power of God

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. – 2 Corinthians 12:3 NIV

God never leaves you alone to live a life you are called to. The power of God will give you the grace to do and be. Wait on the power of the Holy Spirit to come upon you!


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