“For the Kingdom of God is not just a lot of talk; it is living by God’s power.

— Paul to the church of Corinth in his first letter to them.

I wonder how much of my life consists of meaningless words? I hope and pray this is not the case. I pray my life is a living evidence of the power of God. I pray when I say to God, “Your Kingdom come, Your will be done” I really mean it. I pray I am not relying on the the gimmicks or programs of man to transform lives but rather the transforming work of Jesus on the cross and His blessed Counselor given to us. I pray these things because if they are not true, my life isn’t really about what God is about. I pray these things because I desire to hear my Father say “Well done”. I pray these things because I want people to experience God through me not simply my version of what God may or may not be like. I pray these things because I don’t want the following quote from Mark Scandrette’s book Soul Graffiti to be true of me…

“It can feel naked and agonizing when you realize that your sense of identity is not matched by action.”


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