There is a gospel song with lyrics that says that we mustn’t have the love of power, but we must have the power of love!
Power is an interesting subject. Many men and women, wants power. And the more power you acquire, the more power you want! Power in any sector of life, is usually acquired through strength, influence and even sometimes manipulation. This is even a phenomenon that we get in the church…!
But Godly power is directly the opposite of what we as humans perceive power are.
We used this Scripture yesterday:
2 Corinthians 12:9(NIV)
9 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.
God’s power comes through grace… Remember that grace is something we receive, that we don’t deserve. And grace doesn’t work through human strength, but through our weaknesses!
God’s greatest display of His power was when Jesus was on the cross! Through human eyes a defeat. But through Godly eyes, the greatest victory of mankind! Demonstrating the power of love and not the love for power.
Do you need Christ’s power? Acknowledge your weaknesses, receive His grace and His power will rest on you!