Monday, November 21, 2011

11/21/11 - The Power Source

Today I watched the sermon The Power Source by James McDonald and it made my heart just beat with passion!

Too many Christians are trying to walk the Christian life on their own strength. They read the commands to forgive, love, be patient, be kind, give to the poor and the list is endless...and find that it is just too plain exhausting to do in their own strength.

We're not called to "be" Christians in our own strength. We are given the Holy Spirit, the indwelling of Christ, in us, to fulfill what He wants us to do.

Many Christians are living in "flesh auto pilot", trying to work out their walk in Christ all on their own. They are plain worn out, not victorious over sin, and tired of trying to be good. Worship becomes "going through the right motions". They lack joy and see little spiritual fruit in their life.

Living in the power of the Holy Spirit gives you all you need to live a very full life, hidden in Christ Jesus. We're no longer seeing the world through the flesh, but through the Spirit. We operate at a totally different level. (Oh and this is totally opposite world to live in the Spirit...just be warned you may be looked at like a nut case!)

If you are struggling in your walk with Christ, if you wonder why it's so hard to be good all the time, if worship doesn't just excite you, or if you are just tired, please take time to listen to this message. I believe that if every Christ follower tapped into THE POWER SOURCE we'd turn the world on its head!

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