God’s Hope for Your Heart from 1 Corinthians 14

GOD GIVES YOU POWER TO STRENGTHEN HIS CHURCH

So with yourselves, since you are eager for manifestations of the Spirit, strive to excel in building up the Church.  (1 Corinthians 14:12)

Jesus never intended His Church to be a people who only pursue Him with their minds.  He did not send the Holy Spirit simply to help us live moral lives.  No, Jesus gives power to His people so that He would be glorified by building His Church.

The Church is a people among whom God wants to reveal Himself in deep and glorious ways.  He wants to display His love to the world by the way we love each other.  He wants to show His generosity to the world by the way we give.  He wants to show His compassion to the world by the way we serve those in need. And, He wants to show His power to the world by the way we walk in the supernatural.

This means God is ready and willing to give you more power to the degree that you’re ready to steward it well.  It means He wants to pour out His Spirit on you with as much abundance as you’re able to handle!

God’s power is awaiting a people who will direct it to the place He wants it to go, to the people who are the passion of His heart.

Open your eyes and your hands today.  Receive this gift and seek to use it for the goal God intended.  As you do, you’ll discover the hope found in this truth: God gives you power to strengthen His Church.

-Pastor Phillip


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