Without spiritual power, we’ll lack the focus, perseverance, and resilience to succeed at just about anything. Spiritually powerful people make positive contributions to marriages, families, workplaces, neighborhoods, cities, states — even the world.
Without this power, we can’t accomplish anything of lasting significance. With it, the contributions we make will live on long after we are gone. All we have to do is look back on our lives and we’ll see how spiritually powerful people have shaped and molded our best qualities.
But what is spiritual power? What does it look and feel like? How can we attain more of it in our lives?
Jesus has a lot to say about this endlessly renewable source of love, hope, joy, and peace. In fact, he sees spiritual power as so important that, after his resurrection, he commands his disciples to stay in Jerusalem until he blesses them with it on the day of Pentecost.
This Sunday, we’ll celebrate this day and all the possibilities it has for our lives. Jesus didn’t stop bestowing spiritual power on his followers twenty centuries ago. He still offers it to us today, and the more we learn about how to receive and utilize this power, the more we’ll be able to draw on it amid the challenges of our lives.
More this Sunday. . .
On a personal note, I want to thank you so much for your prayers for Carol and her mom, Betty Caster, since last January. I was with them in Toledo, Ohio, last week and returned on Tuesday. Betty is now in an in-patient hospice facility in nearby Perrysburg, Ohio. Your prayers and loving concern mean the world to us!
Love in Christ,