i want to give you some action steps of what you and i can do to receive GOD’s power. i listed them a-b-c. it may not be as easy as abc but it may be a little more memorable this way.
what can i do to receive GOD’s power?
a – admit you’re weak
if you want GOD’s power, admit you’re weak. this is where i admit my lack of power, i admit that i don’t have it all together, i admit that i can’t solve everything on my own.
for some of us, this is tough because… we think we’re GOD. we think we’ve got it all together and we can do this.
if you’re thinking that, who are you kidding? you can’t control everything. you can’t reach every goal you’ve set. you’re not going to make as much money as you’ve dreamed up. you’re human, you’re weak, you’re getting older. your hairline is receding. if you're a man, you’re going bald.
when we pretend to be self-sufficient – and the key word is “pretend” – we short circuit GOD’s power for our lives. if you want to access GOD’s power, you start here. you drop to your knees and you admit that you’re weak.
the bible is filled with verses on pride. the bible tells us that GOD doesn’t hate many things but one of the things he hates is pride. pride says i don’t need GOD. pride says i’ve got it all together.
proverbs 29:23 (nlt), pride ends in humiliation. while humility (admitting my weakness) brings honor.”
if you want GOD’s power, at some point in your life, you’ve got to get out from behind the steering wheel of your life and say, “GOD, YOU take control. i’m going to set shotgun. you get in the driver’s seat of my life.” then you open up the channels for GOD’s power. it starts with this admission – admitting that we’re weak.
just a thought from the front porch…