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The Might...Passion and Power

I am reflecting again this morning on our pastor's sermon from yesterday and one point that really stuck out in my mind (they were all good) was that of "The Might" in Acts 1:4-5.  I have often found myself having a lot of passion but trying to do things in my own strength.  Have you ever done that?  Instead of tapping into the source of God's power at the first, I wait until I hit mission critical or problems arise.  Then instead of my prayer being one of discernment and fasting for God's presence and power to work, I instead am offering up 911 prayers.  This is what The Might is all about.

Now let me bring this home in a different way:  Day of Champions that kicks off January 11th is what it is: an emphasis to educate, motivate, and promote Life Groups through our church.  If I think in some way this can replace the need for the Holy Spirit to intervene, we are headed for a big mistake. However, if now and even before now I am fully relying on God's power to work through His people, then I know that God will be glorified!  Now do we need an emphasis to do this:  no.  But when we can point people in the same direction: towards Christ, with the same purpose: to connect people into our Life Groups, then we can see a great movement begin to occur.  Think about what has happened in the last two Sundays: we had two people baptized because their Life Group leader led them to Christ, not a staff member or evangelist.  We had children come to be baptized from the influence of parents or grandparents:  This is awesome!  This is God's people once again trusting in God's power to work through them!

The same can happen in Day of Champions!  Let's be God's people that seek God's power to work through us!  Let's be ever reaching, ministering, fellowshipping, and resolve in our hearts like Ezra to study, do, and teach God's Word!

God bless and let's go and be champions today for Christ!

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