Monthly archive for January 2014

Power

because our gospel came to you not simply with words but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and deep conviction. You know how we lived among you for your sake. (1 Thessalonians 1:5 NIV) I so want to see this happen, the gospel going out not just in words but also in power. We are very articulate, very clever at communicating but sometimes at the expense of the ministry of the Holy Spirit. We need to be clear, effective and efficient communicators but only if we are also able to minister with His power as well. We cannot make

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How much can He do?

Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, (Ephesians 3:20 NASB) I am shocked by my own unbelief. I read promises and think, really? Will you really do more abundantly beyond what I ask or think? I disappoint myself by that state of my own heart. I realise as I read that I have been captured by the invisible threads of the enemy. Threads that wrap around my mind until it is cocooned like a spider trapping a fly, but these are

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Led by the Spirit

Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. (Matthew 4:1 NASB) At the beginning of a new year I try to gather my thoughts, I pray for wisdom for the coming season, looking to see what he will do and his desires for my life. It is simplistic, but profound, but this can all be summed up with the basis of the ministry of Jesus. Jesus was led by the Spirit. If I have any prayer this year it would be that I would be led by the Spirit. Led into

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