The First Step to Power

steps to power
Are you ready to receive the power God has for you?

God’s power is no secret.  It is available to anyone who believes in Him and accepts the free gift of salvation.  You can go to God right now – right where you are!  There is no need to “clean up” first.  He already knows everything about you.  He loves you and wants to save you!

All you have to do is ask.

And it shall come to pass,
that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord
shall be saved. – Acts 2:21

The first step to access God’s ultimate power requires believing in Him and receiving the free gift of salvation through His Son, Jesus Christ.  (John 3:3) Once you accept this free gift of salvation, you are born again within your spirit and you become a new creature with Christ.  You may look the same, feel the same and act the same at first, but God is on the inside of you working on your behalf.  God heals, restores and empowers you!

Therefore if any man be in Christ,
he is a new creature:
old things are passed away; behold,
all things are become new. –
2 Corinthians 5:17

Once you are ready, you can take the first step by simply acknowledging Him and receiving salvation.  Remember, God knows your heart so just communicate with Him in your own words. If you need a little help, here is an example of a prayer of salvation that you can confess aloud:

Dear Heavenly Father, I come to you just as I am.
Thank you God for loving me so much that you sent your only Son to save me.
I repent of my sins.  I believe and accept Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior.
I believe that Jesus was crucified on the cross
and that His blood cleanses me of all my sins.
I believe in my heart that you, God, raised Jesus from the dead
and He now sits at your right hand in Heaven.
You have sent the Holy Spirit to guide me.
It is by your mercy, love and grace that I receive this free gift by faith.
I am now your child, Almighty God, and joint-heirs with Jesus Christ. Amen

Praise God! The day you receive salvation is the most impactful day of your life! Friend, I encourage you to continue to seek God, study His Word for yourself, and fellowship with other believers.  Learn all you can about why He sent His only son to redeem you.  The more you understand about God’s ways, the more you will appreciate His power now residing in you!

Stay tuned…we will discuss how to access God’s Power in the next blog post!

If you want to learn more about salvation through Jesus Christ, go to Week 2: Believe in the Power Over All book.  Please feel free to share your salvation experience in the comments section!

Power Over Your Enemy

Power Over The Enemy

What does your enemy look like?  An enemy, for this purpose, is defined as anything that harms you and opposes the righteousness of God.  Does your enemy disguise itself through an emotion, circumstance or habit?

Emotions are perfectly normal, but if they are not controlled they begin to rule over you and your decision making.  Unrestrained emotions of anger, bitterness, self-pity, greed and fear are very dangerous.  Unchecked, they become an enemy to your spiritual growth.

Circumstances of life can be overwhelming at times.  An unexpected tragedy, an illness, or an end of a serious relationship can attempt to separate you from the love of God.  If they isolate you, they steal your confidence and become an enemy to your faith.

Habits can be good for you.  However, those such as lying, gluttony, procrastination and addictions are detrimental.  Bad habits keep you in bondage and become an enemy to your anointing.

Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions,
and over all the power of the enemy:
and nothing shall by any means hurt you. – Luke 10:19

Meditating on the word of God will combat the escalation of negative emotions.  Daily fellowship with Him can transform bad habits into good ones.  Using every circumstance of life to draw you closer to God provides wisdom for victory in that situation.  When you are with God, you have power over all the ways the enemy may show up in your life.  In addition, nothing will hurt you no matter how intimidating it may first appear.  

Rejoice, you have the power to dominate over any enemy!

If you want to learn more about your power over the enemy go to Week 4: You Are Anointed in the Power Over All book.