Thursday, December 29, 2011

God's power

"The kingdom of God is not just fancy talk; it is living by God's power."
1 Corinthians 4:20

Many people believe in God. In fact, many people talk "fancy talk" about God in their lives. BUT, the question is not only do you believe. The question is are you living by God's power?

While thinking about this I was reminded of Matthew 5...otherwise known as the Beatitudes.

Jesus begins each line with "Blessed are..." 
(Check it out)

I was struck by the verse that talked about the kingdom of heaven as it relates to the verse above.

“God blesses those who are poor and realize their need for him,
      for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs.

The verse in 1 Corinthians says that the kingdom of God is Living by God's power.
I don't know about you, but I would much rather live by God's power than by my own (there's really NO comparison)...In order for this to happen, we need to grasp the kingdom of God/heaven. 

The verse in Matthew says that the kingdom of heaven is given to those who are poor in spirit and realize their need for him (God). 

Ask yourself these questions...

  • Do you realize your need for God?
  • Do you live your life knowing that every breath you take is only possible because of God's grace.
  • Do you know the difference between what we deserve from God, and what we receive from God? 
Do you answer yes to these questions, but live like it doesn't matter?
OR are you living each day by God's power?

"What do you have that God hasn't given you?" 1 Cor. 4:7


1 comment:

  1. I absolutely love your blog:)
    This post is a good self reflector, Thanks!
    Breanna xx