Power for Kingdom Living

If you want to experience God’s presence, if you want to understand His ways and counsel, and if you want to live in His power, you are going to need the personal ministry of the Holy Spirit.  For some this statement sounds boring and theological.  For others it might be off-putting, and sound too “charismatic.”  For yet others, it is intriguing and enticing.  For everyone – it’s true. 

Only the Holy Spirit can reveal, communicate and empower the Kingdom of God in and through you.

The book of Luke makes it clear that Jesus did His ministry by the power of the Holy Spirit.  He was/is the Son of God – fully God.  And, He was/is the Son of man – fully human.  He lived and experienced life just like we do – Jesus was fully human.  However, He was also anointed (enabled) by the Holy Spirit to experience, understand and live in the Power of the Kingdom of God. 

“God anointed Jesus...

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Navigating God's Purpose and Your Desires

Can you articulate some of the primary needs, desires and burdens that you are carrying these days? 

God wants you to express, to Him, the things are important to you.   He is often more interested in our needs than we realize.  You may not have what you want “Because you don’t ask God.” (James 4:2)

Our desires can become problematic, however.  When we become obsessed with our “stuff,” when our concerns become too much of a priority, they can become toxic and destructive to our souls.  Our wishes may seem harmless at first, but as they become a fixation in our lives, they begin to diminish our world.  It is as if can only see the object of our obsession. God wants to raise our eyes.

1 Kings speaks of a widow who, along with her son, was starving . She was about to prepare her last meal for the two of them when she met the prophet Elijah. He said to her, “Don’t be afraid. Go home and do what you have...

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