Devotion for Sunday, December 15, 2019

“For the kingdom of God does not consist in words but in power.  What do you desire? Shall I come to you with
a rod, or with love and a spirit of gentleness? (1 Corinthians 4:20-21)

We convey the Kingdom of God
with words and sometimes make the mistake that all we are delivering are
words.  God spoke into existence all
things with words, but Christ Jesus is the power of God that created all
things.  Come into the power of God.  Walk in the Holy Spirit and know that it is
God at work in you.  He is the One who is
maintaining all things and He invites us to live in Him and He in us.

Lord, it is not my power, nor my ability, but yours that makes all the
difference.  Help me, I pray, to see
through the fog of this age that I may now and always walk in Your will and
Your way.  Lead me according to Your
purposes and for Your sake that I may abide in Your power now and always.  Lead me, O Lord, according to the plans You
have for all of creation now and forever.

Lord Jesus, You came humbly and
walked among us.  Many confused the use
of Your words as a lack of power.  You
did many miracles and even raised the dead, yet they would not believe.  Help me, Lord, to see more clearly that I may
also walk humbly and see Your power flowing through all I say and do.  Guide me by Your Spirit, O Lord, in the ways
that are pleasing to the Father.  Amen.