In Spirit Power


Luke 4:14 says simply yet profoundly “Then Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit, and news about Him spread throughout the entire vicinity.”  As I waited in the Lord’s presence this morning, it occurred to me that most of us are probably missing out on God’s best because we fail to “return…in the power of the Spirit”.  As you may know, Jesus had been in the wilderness for forty days and was tempted of the devil during his sojourn in the wilderness.  Using the written Word, Jesus overcame all the attempts of the devil to distract Jesus from His relationship with the Heavenly Father.  After defeating the devil in the wilderness, Jesus returns to Galilee and the verse that caught my eye today clearly states that Jesus did so “in the power of the Spirit”.  I will readily admit that I am not completely certain of the full extent of the meaning of that phrase.  I am, however, convinced that in the reality of that phrase is a key missing ingredient in the experience many of us have in our Christian pursuit.  I suggest that many of us find ourselves so busy and preoccupied with other things that we fail to take time to develop our personal relationship with our Heavenly Father to the extent that His Holy Spirit literally becomes the power source in our life.  Instead of returning in the power of the Spirit I believe that many of us “return in our own feeble strength” to engage life and ministry.  As a result, we are easily exhausted; we fail to remain strong in times of crisis; and we quickly succumb to doubt and fear when dark trials beset us.  Perhaps we should learn from our Great Example and take the time to develop our personal relationship with God enough that we can truly “return in the power of the Spirit”.  It might just be the missing ingredient in our spiritual life that would, when we recover it, transform us into the dynamic witness that we should be for the One who gave His life for us.  May His grace and mercy be yours.  Amen.

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~ by brotherfaron on November 16, 2009.

2 Responses to “In Spirit Power”

  1. Thank you bro.Faron

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