The Power Circuit

There’s power infusing your mind, emotions, spirit and body! That power source serves as a catalyst for life or destruction. Let’s judge for ourselves, because if we hooked up to the wrong circuit, we have an opportunity to change it.

You and I have one of two motivating forces within: either the perfect love of God or fear.

1 John 4:18

By saying yes to the love of God and receiving Jesus as your personal Savior, you have begun the journey of living according to His love that inhabits and envelops you. The Lord God perfectly keeps those whom are His. This truth is possible to live out with faith actions only if the mind has been renewed by the Word of God. Without a renewing of the mind, a person will operate in fear, meaning there is no trust in God’s faithful nature. To not believe God is faithful is to not believe He is God. Such is the life of a heathen.

People who are far from God and even many who profess to know Jesus live according to their own strength and knowledge. Their lives are marked with much self-effort, and they strive for acceptance, love and success. Fear motivates their striving: fear of not being good enough for a parent’s approval, fear of not being accepted by co-workers and friends, fear of not having another’s faithful love, fear of not being able to make it financially. Do you see how that force motivates one to action?

The perfect love of God serves as the ultimate catalyst. With a renewed mind, we abandon self-effort and focus on a posture of receiving from our gracious heavenly Father. There’s overflow in this posture simply because God’s grace cannot be contained. It pours out of us and into the lives of others. Freely we give because freely we have received. God’s people serving in the current of His amazing love are supernatural producers in this world.

But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us (2 Corinthians 4:7).

We have all the solutions that this broken, hurting world desperately needs. We, who follow Jesus, have been blessed in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ, and it is the current of God’s perfect love that brings His kingdom on earth as it is in heaven.

So, how do you change the current of your life? Recognize the fear force at work and make a decision to know Jesus, God the Father, and the Holy Spirit. God wants to renew your mind with truth, so come to Him with a childlike trust in His love, acceptance, and ability to keep you in His perfect care.

Receiving God’s perfect love,

Renee

 

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