THOUGHT OF THE DAY
“For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel – not with wisdom and eloquence, lest
the cross of Christ be emptied of its power.”
1 Corinthians 1:17
There is a power available to us, a power far greater than we have ever imagined.
When Christ died on the cross and rose again we were delivered.
We no longer had to rely on our own strength. We were empowered by what happened on the
But let me tell you, I am convicted reading this because I don’t think I have been using this power enough.
I try at times to use my own strength, to get the focus on me but that’s not what Christ intended.
He is my strength, He is the reason I can do stuff.
The men and women of old did mighty acts not because they were amazing on their own but because
they accessed the power of YAH. They were very clear about who the “power” was.
I look now at my life and see a severe deficiency. I am not using the power of Christ to its limit.
When I teach I could be relying on the the Holy Spirit to lead, guide and use me more. I don’t ever want to
be okay with using my own eloquence, wit, cleverness and many other things to get by.
There is only one thing that touches and changes the heart of a man/woman and that is the Spirit of God.
I am just a vessel, not the power!
And here lies the problem, whenever I think I am the power and not the vessel I empty the Cross of Christ
of its power. When I stand in front of the kids I teach on Sunday or wave a flag for worship and think “it’s me”
I empty the Cross of Christ of its power.
The Lord wants to use us to do some incredible things but they can only be done when we lean on His
power, His ability, His strength.
We are called to minister in His power and not our own. I hope you have been challenged by the
word you have read today. To touch people, to do what Christ has called us to do we need His power.
We can’t do it on our own steam.
Bless you friends……