“‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ says the Lord of hosts.”
God’s work can only be done God’s way. It’s not enough to rely on God’s resources. We must also reject what resources we think we bring to the table. No amount of human might, power, intellect, or ingenuity can accomplish God’s agenda.
The Apostle Paul learned this the hard way. There was perhaps no one with more might or power than Saul (meaning “desired one”) before he became Paul (meaning “little one”). Saul didn’t change his name immediately after getting saved. He had to go through years of heavy humbling before he eventually became Paul.
Just like Paul, we need to learn how to be completely reliant on God’s resources while simultaneously rejecting man’s resources (see 1 Corinthians 2:1-5).
When all of your effort and ingenuity only seem to make the problems you face problem worse, remember that it’s not by might or by power, but by God’s Spirit that God’s work is accomplished. God may just be trying to lead you to the end of your resources and the beginning of His as you rely only on His Holy Spirit.
From Pastor Dom...
When I first gave my life to Jesus, there were friends in my life who helped me to grow in my understanding of God, through His word, and for those friends