“But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, so that the surpassing greatness of the power will be of God and not from ourselves…” 2 Corinthians 4:7, NKJV
While sitting in a restaurant one day, I looked around desiring to bless someone by paying for their meal. Because I knew I had money in the bank, I was confident that I could be used by God to be a blessing. Similarly, when you know who lives on the inside of you, you can be confident that God can use you to be a blessing in someone’s life.
You have the Spirit of the Lord residing within you. The Bible also calls Him the Spirit of Glory, and He lives in you. God wants to use you to set people free. He wants to use you to bring repentance and healing to nations. Great revivals and movements in history were sparked by those who were fully persuaded that God lived in them. They walked in the glory of God, and that glory produced visible and tangible results.
When you know who lives within you, you can command light to shine in a spiritually dark place. You can command cancer to leave someone’s body. You can command Satan to take his hands off of your loved ones and command that they are loosed from their bondage. You can walk in the love of God and in the power God like never before. It is Jesus that does the work through you as you lay down your life. He picks it up and lives through you.
Prayer: Father God, thank you that you are alive and thriving in me. I pray that you help me to understand more fully what that means. Work in and through me to heal the sick, to free those who are bound, and to preach your Word loudly with my life and my example. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
(Read Matthew 10:8; 1 Peter 4:14)