Who gives spiritual power? God.
How do we obtain that power? Through humility.
What is the purpose of the power of God?
To do good.
That's it? Yeah, that's it.
And that is enough.
One of the verses we will look at in our series on the book of Acts (starting in June) is found in Acts 10:38: "God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power and he went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him."
God gave Jesus power so that He could do good - so that He could heal people, set people free from the bondages of the enemy.
God gives us spiritual power so that we can help other people.
God's heart is always about people.
God loves people with a desperation that can only come a loving, caring deity.
And here's the deal: God will watch how you use His power.
Do you use it for self-gratification?
Do you use it for personal recognition?
Do you use it to "feel good"?
Or do you use His spiritual power to influence and show the love of Jesus to a lost and dying world?
That's my goal: how about you?
Just a thought for a Thursday.