I have Received the Power of the Holy Spirit | Day 12 July 13 2015, 0 Comments

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This is Day 12 of 48 of the #TruthAboutWhoYouAre series. Thank you so much for joining in on this journey with me. I hope you are inspired over this 7 week series.

I am excited to introduce to you Laura (aka Girly) Gordy. She is a friend of mine, a wife, a mom and a pastor at my church, The OC Movement. She is passionate about helping people experience freedom which is why I think it is amazing she chose to write about today's scripture. I hope you enjoy and can learn something new from her words.  

Every single day that I add to my life, I become more aware of my obscurity.  I realize just a little more how big this world is, and how much more there is that I simply don’t know.  Ultimately, I understand anew each day how tiny and insignificant I feel in this great big world.  This, the world tells us, is maturity; to grow in the understanding of just how powerless you are, peacefully come to terms with it and say “Namaste” in response. Or….

I have received the power of the Holy Spirit to lay hands on the sick and see them recover, to cast out demons, to speak with new tongues. I have power over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means harm me.

- Mark 16:17-18; Luke 10:17-19

THIS. This flies in the face of the world’s view of our relationship with life itself.  The word of God has carefully and painstakingly explained how being tiny and insignificant WILL NOT BE MY STORY.  I have the power to write my story.  I don't have to stand by in acceptance when my kids are sick.  I don’t have to stand by in silence when I am clearly taking fire from the very real Enemy of this world.  “I have received the power of the Holy Spirit” means it has already been given to me, I simply need to access it through prayer, through my steadfast and intentional words, and by remembering who I am when the world beats into me that I am small and insignificant.  I can do this because the word of God says that NOTHING will harm me.  

I may only be a speck of dust in comparison with the vastness of this world but this speck of dust has power and authority over sickness, power and authority over anything the enemy has to throw at me and most importantly freedom from a small and insignificant life.

 

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The scriptures used for this series came from Joyce Meyers download, “Who God Made You To Be”