Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Power In-age!

We had a power outage for a couple of days a few weeks ago. I had a speaking engagement and had to fly out early. The challenging part was that I had to pack IN THE DARK. I was just hoping I'd get to the speaking venue with two shoes that matched.

The biggest crisis, though, was that I had to do my readying with no BLOW DRYER OR CURLING IRON. Oh, the humanity. It's one thing to go to a speaking engagement with shoes that don't match. But with bad hair? I have to tell you, I was sorely (and follicly) missing the power.

It's a good reminder though, that a power outage doesn't have to be our biggest worry. Why? Because we have a power INAGE. When we have Jesus on the inside, we have all the power we need to live a life of real significance. Colossians 2:9-10 says, "For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and you have been given fullness in Christ, who is the head over every power and authority." He is the head of every power, and we've been fully given his fullness. Could we be any more power-full?

I'm so thankful to the God of all power who has, by his grace, allowed the fullness of his power to live in us through his Son, Jesus. Living in his power is living in delight. And it's living in "de light." With or without electricity.

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