Who doesn’t want unlimited power! Heck, some of us would like any power! What do you think of when you hear the word power?
Money? Politics? Government? Military might? Position? Having control over something or someone?
What about super human power?
All of the above, including Superman, have one thing in common…limits! Money runs out, politics and government change, militaries constantly jockey for position, control over someone can be broken with a simple decision, AND…Superman has his kryptonite!
So if all of these seemingly very powerful things and people have limits, then does unlimited power even exist?
The answer is YES!
The key to unlimited power is one simple word, but the funny thing is this word evokes weakness, or at least you will think it does. 🙂
Told ya. That word just sounds lame. Who in the world likes to surrender anyway? I don’t even like to surrender when my wife has me blocked out in tic-tac-toe!! Surrender sounds weak and goes against our human nature.
Which one would you choose, a gazillion dollars or enough power to raise the dead?
Duh, the power to raise the dead is nice. 🙂
So what does surrender have to do with power to raise the dead?
Keep in mind that God said his thoughts and ways are not our thoughts and ways. (Isaiah 55:8) A lot of times God operates the exact opposite of the way I think he should. (Thank the Lord for that!)
Here is a “bottom line” kind of paraphrase:
God says, I’ll trade you my power for your weaknesses. He says if you will surrender your weak self-sufficient life to me, I’ll come live in you and give you access to the same power I used to raise Jesus Christ from the dead!
Here is truth:
God will give life in your bodies in the same way he raised Jesus from the dead…WITH POWER!
There is another action that follows surrender and that is OBEDIENCE. Another word we have trouble with.
I recently interviewed Dr. Toby Frost, Senior Pastor at South Main Baptist Church in Greenwood, SC. We talked about what surrender and obedience looks like in our lives. This interview lasts about 10 minutes, so grab a cup of coffee and listen to how surrender and obedience can impact your life. Listen here:
Surrender today to gain unlimited power in your life!!
Question: Have you surrendered? You can leave a comment by clicking here.