Wednesday, April 15, 2015

God Thinking LXXXIX - Principles Of Power 3

"What moves God is an act of compassion
A gift to the poor
A word for the lonely
A song for the weary
What moves God is a heart of worship. 
Someone willing to bow the knee.
Submission to His wooing.
Recognition of our powerlessness apart from Him.
A yielded vessel.

The power of God is given to those who have stepped aside and lifted up the name of Jesus above their own.  You can tell when a man or a woman is full of their self or yielded to God.  The power of God is through the yielded and never wielded.

Those who are still full of themselves may have charisma and charm, authority, position and sometimes fame.  They may be educated and informed.  But the power of God is manifested in weakness and humility.

Isaiah 40:29-31
29.  He giveth power to the faint;
God pressed on me to search this word out, faint, because I always thought it meant the weak-willed, the helpless, those who were despondent and without, but I found out differently.

The word faint as used here comes from the Hebrew word, (yaw-afe’) which means fatigued or utterly exhausted.  The faint are not the despondent or weak-willed, but those who are utterly exhausted from their labors.

29.  He giveth power to the (those who are utterly exhausted from their labors) faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.
 30.  Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:
 31.  But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

The power of God is given to the laborers of God to perform the will of God."

Excerpt from God Thinking LXXXIX - Principles Of Power by Keith C.                                         Powell Copyright 2015

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