For the kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of power. (1 Corinthians 4:20 – NIV)
One definition of power is the ability or capacity to perform or act effectively. No matter what your job or profession, the desire to act and perform effectively is natural. Your desire to be productive is not only for your own good but also for the good of others and your family.
However, to be your best you will absolutely need God’s power. His power produces the strength, the stamina, the creativity, and the gumption to run your race well!
God’s Spirit literally empowers you for work on Monday. Let's call this: "M"powered–("Monday") Powered–powered by God for Mondays! God has freely given you His power to accomplish your work, to thrive in ways that would otherwise not be possible. The concept of thriving means flourishing at work, doing well, and succeeding while bringing glory to God. You are Mpowered by God to work this way every Monday. To Thrive!
Too often our view of God is too small. In this way, we limit His power within us. We need to reflect and ask “How Big is my God?” For a little perspective on God’s power consider this, the sun and its power were created by God’s hand. You can fit 1.3 million Earths inside the Sun.
The temperature inside the Sun can reach 15 million degrees Celsius. At the sun’s core, power is generated by nuclear fusion, as Hydrogen converts to Helium. Because hot objects generally expand, the Sun would explode like a giant bomb if it weren’t for its enormous gravitational force. Here is the wild part: that same potential power–God’s power–which created the sun and the entire universe is the same power that is inside of you! The Bible refers to God’s power as the Holy Spirit. As a believer He lives inside of you.
Because of this power (the Holy Spirit inside of you), you are promised in the Bible that you do not need to rely on your own batteries. On Mondays you can rely on God. You are powered by God for Monday!
Written by Doug Spada, founder and CEO of WorkLife, Inc. Excerpted from The Switch, published by WorkLife Press. Used by permission. Content distributed by WorkLife.org > Used for non-profit teaching purposes only.