the POWER that transforms from coward to courageous


Easter was a game changer!  Because of Easter, God has given us His Presence to succeed in life.    A second “P” that He has given us is

POWER.

Jesus not only promises his presence (to stay with us forever), but He gives us a Helper-the Holy Spirit.  Listen to what He says in the book of John:

“I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, who will stay with you forever.”

Jesus last words before He blasts off in Acts 1:8 are:

“But when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, you will be filled with power…

The word POWER here comes from the Greek word “dunamis”.  This is where we get our English word, DYNAMITE.  It literally means force; specifically miraculous power; ability, abundance, might, power, strength, violence, mighty work.

If you have any doubts about this, just look at the life of Peter.  Before Acts 1:8 of being filled with the Spirit’s power, he was a coward.  Remember he was so afraid that he denied knowing Jesus three times?  One of those times was to a little girl!  What a wus!

But, after he was filled with the Spirit, Peter courageously confronted a rioting crowd in Acts 2 and told them they were the one responsible to killing Jesus!

I pray what Paul prayed almost 2000 years ago for a group of Christians in modern day Turkey:  “I ask God from the wealth of his glory to give you power through his Spirit to be strong in your inner selves, and I pray that Christ will make his home in your hearts through faith.” (Ephesians 3:16)

Why not take some time today to read how you can experience the same POWER as Peter did by being filled with the Holy Spirit.  Click on the link below to read; you can also click for the audible version.

How You Can Be Filled with the Holy Spirit

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About Steve Morgan

I work in Global Leadership Development with Cru with my wife, Terry. We have been married 30 years and have 4 grown children. We have a Masters in Global Leadership together through Azusa Pacific University. I generally write about 5 “L’s: Living Well, Loving Deeply, Learning Continuously, Leading Courageously and Leaving a Legacy. I occasionally write about Laughing Loudly. Subscribe on the right side to receive an email whenever there is a new post. I invite you to leave your comments so we can dialogue on the various topics and learn from each other. If you are new to the site, you might start with looking at some of the top posts or doing a search on the right side bar for one of the 5 “L’s” that interest you. Or you can view the blog archives for topics. Photo Credit: sarahjoellephotography.com
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2 Responses to the POWER that transforms from coward to courageous

  1. terry morgan says:

    Praise God for His power!

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