January 17


“… His incomparably great power for us who believe...That power is like the working of His mighty strength, which He exerted in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the Heavenly realms...” Ephesians 1:19-20

One of the greatest needs in the church today is power; not political power, not manipulative power, not fleshly power, bur heaven-sent, Holy Spirit anointed power. The source of all power is the Work of God. The Bible tells us in Romans 1:16, “I am not ashamed of the gospel because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile." The Bible continues to state this truth again in I Corinthians 1:18, “For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.”

If the Bible is the source of all power, and there are lots of copies out there, then why are there not more changed lives? How is it possible to read the Bible and yet be unaffected by it? The root of the issue is what you define as truth. Do you believe that everything in the Bible is true and that it is from God? For the Christian, power and truth are inseparably linked together. Paul says in Ephesians 6:17, “Take the Helmet of Salvation and the Sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God.” God gives us the power through Scripture. Consider todays devotional a challenge to memorize a new Scripture verse. Then you can claim the promise of its power. 

Prayer For Today: Dear God, please help the people of GSLC to be a “powerhouse” for God. Teach us through Your Word, everything we need to know to live Holy lives filled with heaven-sent power. Enable us to expand Your vision through our time, talents, and treasures. Focus us beyond our own needs, and propel us into the world, so that wit

Personal Prayer: “Lord, I want to please You! What do You want me to do to help make the dreams of our church come true?”