“Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us.” Ephesians 3:20
Welcome to Coffee Hour and I’m hoping you have recovered from yesterday; that it was satisfying and filled with lots of wonderful tasty treasures of recipes and spent in thankful praise for all that God has done for you and your families! With that being said let’s grab some coffee and get started!
As I was pondering in my heart what to write I started with a sentence and deleted it many times, then all of a sudden a light came on…of course I don’t purpose in my heart to consider the Holy Spirit like a light bulb; however I believe there was validation in my thoughts. Thanksgiving has come and gone and, yes, Christmas is just around the corner! For many, this season can be so overwhelming! Our minds begin to race as we manage many lists, balancing maybe a job outside the home, a family and extra activities and it can be so daunting. All that said, I can’t help but pray that the next few moments will shed some light and speak a measure of quietness to your soul in the busyness of life!
There’s a basic need to help every human in existence. It’s the first thing we do in the morning and last thing we do at night; we turn the light switches on or off. Without even a blink of our sleepy eyes, we’re trust that our lights are going to come on or go off. I have no reservations they won’t; it’s automatic. The same goes for each and every electronic device that we own…we know when we push that button, turn that switch, dial that knob, no doubt occurs to you; you expect it to come on.
Well, without that resource of power to generate electricity, we would expose ourselves to great chaos, whether it’s turning on the heat or air conditioner, to putting on make-up or drying our hair, to making coffee or just simply toasting toast; we are in need of this power. It would be almost impossible to exist without electricity. Oh, it can be done but not easily. you could substitute this power of light by opening the shades in your home if it were day, use a flashlight, candles or maybe even build a fire if need be in the night, but that would even be limiting.
We are so dependent on this source of power we really couldn’t exist…Yes, I know, I’m repeating myself but there’s a point I’m making, as always. Now to bring it to a spiritual level, as if I wasn’t going to!
Acts 1:8 says “But you shall “receive power” when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; Jesus told the disciples to wait in Jerusalem until they receive the Holy Spirit, which would result in power, equipping them with power to bring the gospel into the world. The Greek word for power is “dunamis,” and from this word, we have the word dynamite. The word means strength, power/ability. He has given us power for living, for wisdom, power to witness and to pray, power to overcome the storms of life. Even when it may seem at its darkest, we know that His power works within us always teaching, comforting, strengthening and never leaving us in the dark.
Now mind you, I don’t want to leave you with the impression that the Holy Spirit can be turned on and off like a light switch His power lives in us continually. With the recent time change, remember when you turn on or off a light, you’re cognizant that He is the power source within you. We’re the ones that choose to connect or disconnect yet He desires to be in constant communication with us, no matter how busy life gets. He is the light through us to this world that never grows dim, shadowy or out!
Father, I pray that as we enter into this busy season we must take time to connect with you in order to see your power working within us as life can be so loud. Help us to realize that we need to be intentional about spending time with You, that in that quiet time there is where we will find peace, strength connection, comfort and healing. Amen.
Until next week, and remember, keep Him close to your heart!