Discover God's Character E-Devotionals
The Greatest Power
“By My great power I have made the earth and all its people and every animal” (Jeremiah 27:5).
Much mystery (and ignorance) results from the fact that God's Spirit transcends our five senses of sight, hearing, taste, touch, and smell. He can only be perceived by our spirit--that unseen part of us that is renewed at salvation.
David Livingstone was the first European to explore much of central Africa over one hundred fifty years ago. He led expeditions that pushed deep into the jungles and savannahs--often thousands of miles at a stretch.
While traveling along the Zambezi River in south-central Africa, Livingstone became the first European to set eyes on Victoria Falls. The massive falls plunge 360 feet to the earth below. Some in Livingstone's party might have thought they had discovered the world's greatest source of natural power. But as Livingstone knew, they had done no such thing.
When you discover what it means for the Holy Spirit to be active in your life, you experience a power greater than anything else. The power from a hydroelectric dam can light up a city. But the power of the Holy Spirit touches eternity itself. Unfortunately, to most people, this power is just as hidden and mysterious as Victoria Falls in the days before Livingstone.
Through your spirit you have a relationship with the living God, who is Spirit. We cannot touch Him physically, though we can be touched emotionally by Him. We cannot see Him, yet we can see His fingerprints in the world around us. We cannot hear His voice, though we can listen for His guidance.
Your View of God Really Matters ...
Ask God to empower you by the unlimited power of His Holy Spirit to live a life pleasing and acceptable to Him today. Then, tomorrow, ask Him to do it again.
Because God is all-powerful,
He can help me with anything.
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