“Conduit: You have been given power for a purpose”
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A couple had two little boys, ages 8 and 10, who were mischievous. They were always getting into trouble, and their parents knew that if any mischief occurred in their town, their sons were probably involved.
The boys' mother heard that a clergyman in town had been successful in disciplining children, so she asked if he would speak with her boys. The clergyman agreed, but asked to see them individually. So the mother sent her 8-year-old in to see him the following morning, intending to send the older boy in the afternoon.
The clergyman, a huge man with a booming voice, sat the younger boy down and sternly asked, "Where is God?" The boy's mouth dropped open, but he made no response. The clergyman repeated the question in an even sterner tone, "Where is God!!?" Again the boy made no attempt to answer. The clergyman got to his feet. Shaking his finger in the boy's face, he bellowed, "WHERE IS GOD!?"
The boy screamed and bolted from the room. He ran directly home and dove into his closet, slamming the door behind him. When his older brother found him a few minutes later, he asked, "What happened?"
The younger brother, gasping for breath, replied, "We're in BIG trouble this time, dude. God is missing—and they think we did it!"
**In Christ, you were saved FROM sin and saved FOR a purpose, in what ways are you using the power of God at work in you for good?
Based on Ephesians 1:15-22
“…that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of this glorious inheritance in the saints. (v.18b)
A Prayer to Pray:
Heavenly Father, at the end of the week of creation your Word reminds me that you saw everything that you had made and said ‘it is very good’. Thank you for creating me to do good works which you have planned for me. Now, Lord, empower me to carry out such good. May I be the channel of your love and grace that those around me need. May your good be accomplished through me, today. In your precious and powerful name, Jesus, I pray. AMEN.