Bible Ballistics: “BBs” #29 January 19, 2014
I hope that you are warm and snug this cold winter morning, as much of the nation is in the ‘deep freeze’. Concerns abound over power outages and fuel shortages. We have become a people dependent on “power”— for our homes, our vehicles, which take us places speedily and in comfort (some of us remember when cars didn’t have radios, air-conditioning or power windows and doors, much less videos).
What ‘power’ are you depending on? Electric ‘power’ to get you through? Other people’s ‘powerful’ personalities to lift you and lead you? ‘Powerful’ vehicles to take you where you want to be? There is a ‘power’ that will do all of those things without a plug, pump or power strip. HE IS POWER—GOD Almighty. How do we connect to this power?
Ephesians 5:8, “For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:”
Without Jesus we are walking in darkness—lost, powerless to help ourselves and unsure of where we’re going or how we’ll get there. When we trust in Jesus sacrifice on Calvary to save us from our sin, God has “delivered us from the power of darkness”, and He puts His light within us.
Psalm 27:1, “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?”
His power and confidence!!!
And Psalm 18:2, “The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.” (Horn refers to strength and power)
And because of what God does in our hearts we have power to live right, do right and be right with God and others—to be clean.
1 John 1:7, “But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.”
So? Here’s our shot for the day—????? Walk in the light–God’s light. It will never go out. HE IS POWER!!!
So? ?????? Keep looking up!!! Stay in HIS Word. You have the power of Jesus working in YOU to walk in His light.
“Christ in YOU the hope of glory” (Col 1:27b)