Power Limit?

On a hike from Victory Valley (Zionsville, Pa – site of my annual “Korean Kamp”) I saw an old church with a cross on its apex…with a lightning rod adjacent.

crossCommon sense. Wise move. No criticism at all.

But it made me think –

Do I want all the “power of the cross?”

Or do I want just enough to get me by…

But not the full amount the Lord has to give?

My goal is, above all, to finish well.

Psalm 69.6 is a regular prayer:

“Let not those who hope in You be put to shame through me, O Lord God of hosts;

let not those who seek You be brought to dishonor through me, O God of Israel.”

Thus I want all God has for me. I want His power to enhance my pursuit of holiness; to make me a better husband, dad, and man. I want His power to saturate every aspect of the ministry to which He has called me.

I don’t want to put out a limiting “lightning rod” by saying, “Yes, God, I’ll do what You want as long as (whatever – for instance “I don’t have to move,” “I don’t have to change careers,” “I don’t have to give up something…or someone…I cherish” etc.)

How about you?

 

Author: Jack Hager

Jesus invaded my life shortly after my arrest at age 26. I spent the first few years of my new life incarcerated. Went to Bible school after parole; have served with Kansas City Youth For Christ, Headwaters Christian Youth (Rhinelander, Wi), Family Life Ministries (Bath, NY), and now with Midland Ministries (Saint Joseph, Mo). Married with four children, work with youth, adults, inmates. Heavily involved in Bible quizzing for four decades. Narrow minded about Jesus and the gospel; fairly open minded about most other things. Speak in churches, camps (both teen and family), civic groups, public schools, Christian schools and colleges...amazed I get to do what I get to do....favorite verse Romans 15.13 "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing so that you, by the power of the Holy Spirit, may overflow with hope."

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