Tuesday, July 9, 2013

But with POWER

Romans 8:11 NLT  The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you.

I have watched the movie, "The Lion King" at least 365 times. When my baby sister was about 2, she wanted to watch it everyday and we did! Sometimes, we watched it several times per day. It is a really good movie.  Now that I am an adult with my own child, she has watched it a few times.  "The Lion King" is actually a very powerful movie with quite a few life lessons in it.

As a young cub, Simba was excited to become king! In fact, he sang about it and talked about it quite a bit. It was his destiny. He was born to become the next king and he knew this. As life happened and he grew older, Simba lost sight of who he was and who he was destined to be. He started to live as though he had no purpose because of something terrible that happened to him and caused him to become discouraged.

Simba's new found friends, Timon and Pumbaa eventually learned that Simba was supposed to be king. When they became aware of this, their attitude changed toward him. Pumbaa started graveling at his feet and Timon said, "wait, he's not the king! Are you?" Simba then commented that he was going to be but that was a long time ago. He told them that they didn't have to treat him differently because he was still the same person. Timon said, "yes, but with POWER!" I love that part of the movie!

It reminds me of us as God's children. When we accept Christ as our savior, we are still the same people but with the power of the Holy Spirit on the inside of us!

Don't take this lightly or for granted. You were created for purpose and you have the power of the Holy Spirit on the inside of you. Do not allow past circumstances to cause you to become discouraged. If you have, today is the day to reclaim the power that you have been given by the Holy Spirit.

Walk in the power and authority that you have been given!

Many blessings to you this week!


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