Friday, August 16, 2013

All Power

Old Faithful
Yellowstone National Park

Italian Coast at Monterosso

Niagara Falls

Cathedral Mountain Canada

Yellowstone National Park

While cleaning bookshelves I came across an old devotional and read this excerpt from  James Hudson Taylor.  He was a British Missionary who spent 51 years in China.  He founded The China Inland Mission and knew a little about God's power.

God Himself is our source of power. . .   
Further, God's power is available power.  We are a supernatural people, born again by a supernatural birth, kept by a supernatural power, sustained on supernatural food, taught by a supernatural Teacher from a supernatural Book.  We are led by a supernatural Captain on right paths to assured victories.  The risen Savior, before he ascended on high, said, "All power is given to Me.  Go therefore. . ."  Matthew 28:20 KJV
We have given too much to method and machinery and to resources, and too little to the true source of power. 
We see evidence all around us of God's power.  
Little glimpses of it put me in awe of Him.  
Standing by Old Faithful,  the majestic Niagara Falls, or the rustic coast of Italy I see the work of His hands and feel I can trust Him to do anything.

Driving in Canada we came upon this view of a stunning mountain and only later found it was called Cathedral Mountain.  Another day driving through Yellowstone National Park we stopped to watch Bison graze and laze in the grass on a sunny afternoon.  They are large and a little intimidating when you're out of the car fumbling with a camera.

He made these things.
His power isn't diminished.
He's not old and tired.

And as Taylor pointed out, He's our source of power.
Whatever your weakness His power is equal to the challenge.
Resisting sin.
Consistency in parenting.
Selflessness in marriage.
Diligence in your work.
An open door to share the good news with someone.
A gift or enabling you need for service.

Whatever it is His power is unlimited, All Power is His.

He wants to share it.
Just ask Him.

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.  Matthew 7:7

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