Power of God

    “How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works? (Hebrews 9:14).
    Have you ever experienced the delivering power of God in a certain area of your life only to be troubled at a later point in time with some type of blockage? Something deep down that you can’t seem to get at? Then Satan begins his relentless tirade of accusations trying to convince you that you are too full of hang-ups to be fit for God’s service. This is the moment when we must remember the power of the Blood! That it reaches to the highest mountain, and it flows to the lowest valley! In other words-to those hard to reach, dark places that only Jesus can touch and restore. And He will!! Don’t be discouraged, God has a time for everything!
    Prayer: Lord, when those accusations come -help me to lift up my head and shout, “The blood of Christ is my answer to every challenge and it will never lose its power!!”
    Devotion by Anne Richardson
    “When the crowd saw this, they were filled with awe…” (Matthew 9:8 in the New International Version of the Holy Bible). This Scripture is refering to the miracle that Jesus performed for a paralyzed man who stood up, picked up his mat and started walking home. No one in the small town of Capernaum in northern Galilee had ever witnessed anything like this before! And furthermore, Jesus not only healed the man He also told him he was forgiven. Can you imagine seeing this happen with your own eyes? The crowd that day were awed by the power of God on display before them – healing and forgiveness all at one time! We are overwhelmed today by awe inspiring advances in science and technology. We’ve become so accustomed to phenominal inventions and medical breakthoughs that we tend to lose our sense of wonder. We must be careful not to lose our sense of awe when it comes to God. Does His power and majesty still take your breath away?
    Prayer: Lord, forgive me if the world that I live in has numbed me to the wonder of who You are. Let my heart and mind be captured again by the awe of Your mighty acts. Amen.
    Devotion by: Julie Long