Love you all, praying for you,
I just love God’s Word. It tells you where to plug in to get power. Have you ever plugged something into an outlet that didn’t work? No power. Sometimes you have to reset the breaker, or at least hit that red button in the middle of the outlet, which resets it. So the power can flow again. Life is kind of like that. You need power for your life to work. That’s why the first thing Jesus told his followers – His first command, wait in Jerusalem until the Holy Spirit comes on you. And you will receive power. Once you receive it – stay in it! Keep it turned on! Have you noticed that power loss in life - is more often a slow leak, not a sudden occurrence. You don’t realize it immediately. You don’t leave the power in one decision, it’s usually smaller decisions. Not to leave the power, but to pursue something else, become occupied with something - less valuable, less necessary, (if not unnecessary altogether), less important, lacking power. The thing with a powerless life that’s unlike a powerless outlet – is that with the outlet, you know immediately, with life – you don’t recognize it right away. It’s that slow leak. So what is that balance of power – so important to life. Balance of influence, and balance of input. To have a powerful life the two influences cannot be equal, or even close. One must consume, or get consumed by the other, replaced. How many hours of influence a day, do you have in either power source? Kari Jobe, at a recent Upper Room Prayer Set shared that she has Upper Room in their home all the time. And sometimes she cannot even do anything else, the glory of God falls so thick in her home. At your workplace, you may or may not be able to do that. But what is in your drive times, and your meal times, and your evening times. What are you hearing and watching, listening to for the bulk of the day, or the bulk of your off hours, transition times, or down times. What is your goto power source, and what do leave behind. I know for me, if I suddenly realize the power has waned, it’s time to plug in again, reset. Look at the balance of power. If I’ve missed PiVAT for a few days – rare, but absolutely predictable - the result. If I allow other influences to drown out the Holy Spirit, and His Presence, and His Word – it is a guaranteed loss of power. Praying that today, you will reset. Just hit that red button in the outlet. Just get back to the balance of power. Where the Holy Spirit is turned on, all the time, every chance you get, and the other voices are turned off. Where He can fill you, and refresh you, and inspire you, and give you hope, His plans, His dreams, His purposes for you in this season. The wisdom that you need, the hope that you need… The more His presence fills your home, and your car, and your lips, and your thoughts… the more - power will flow through your life. Your relationships will look different because the input into you, changes your input into them. Praying that the Balance of Power in your life, will always be the Holy Spirit, His presence, His praise and the worship of His Name! So your spirit is filled with His power. And your day is filled with the fruit of wisdom, and honor, and blessing. Praying that you will check the power, to see if any has waned, and if needed, to reset completely.
Love you all,
Kelly Kamentz - Jesus follower, husband, father, and friend, helping others surrender time, thoughts, money, and testimony, to fulfill their purpose!