I’m borrowing again this week from my husband’s Pastor’s Blog where he shares daily devotions. If you would like to receive these devotions by e-mail, you can subscribe by stopping by our church website and filling in the information under Subscribe to Pastor’s Blog in the right hand corner of the Home page: www.dlobaptistchurch.com 

Walking in God’s Power

“I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit.” (Ephesians 3:16 NLT)

Do you need to be empowered today? Do you feel as if your inner strength has been sapped? God has unlimited resources that can take care of all that.

Sometimes it is in our weakness that God does his greatest work. . . . “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness. . .So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.” (2 Corinthians 12:9 NLT)

“Have you never heard? Have you never understood? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of all the earth. He never grows weak or weary. No one can measure the depths of his understanding. He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless. Even youths will become weak and tired, and young men will fall in exhaustion. But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.” (Isaiah 40:28-31 NLT))

Tap God’s unlimited resources and you will find strength you never knew was available. Walk in God’s power today.

The Power of Christ in You

“News about him spread as far as Syria, and people soon began bringing to him all who were sick. And whatever their sickness or disease, or if they were demon possessed or epileptic or paralyzed—he healed them all. Large crowds followed him wherever he went—people from Galilee, the Ten Towns, Jerusalem, from all over Judea, and from east of the Jordan River.” (Matthew 4:24, 25 NLT)

People were drawn to Jesus. They followed Him wherever He went. I believe it’s still true today. People are drawn to the manifest presence of Christ. They were drawn to the power that Christ displayed while He walked this earth. Today, people are drawn to the power of Christ within you.

So, are you living life under your own power or the power of Christ who lives in you. Who gets the credit? You and your goodness or the goodness of Christ?

“For God wanted them to know that the riches and glory of Christ are for you Gentiles, too. And this is the secret: Christ lives in you. This gives you assurance of sharing his glory. So we tell others about Christ, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all the wisdom God has given us. We want to present them to God, perfect in their relationship to Christ.” (Colossians 1:27, 28 NLT)

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This week at my bungalow retreat, where I depict country living, bungalow-style through scripture and photographs: Spring in the Country. I hope you stop by for a visit: www.bungalowretreat.com 

I have another Book Signing coming up on Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Cups in Brandon, Mississippi, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. If you live in the area and haven’t gotten your copy of my latest novel, Caribbean Freedom – the third & final Island Legacy novel, I hope to see you there. I’ll also have copies of books 1 & 2, Caribbean Paradise and Pearl of the Caribbean available for purchase.

If you can’t attend the book signing, you can still purchase a copy of Caribbean Freedom as well as the other two Island Legacy Novels. Signed copies are available directly through me, or you can purchase unsigned copies through Amazon.com in paperback or e-book. Check under Island Legacy Novels for more information.

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