POWER-of-ONE: What is the power of one? This is not a trick question. Well, it could be a minor-powered person, or a majored-powered person. It’s really up to the person seeking the power, and those who BOW to that power. Their level of power is determined by their followers. A minor-powered person would be the local mayor, and the major-powered one might be the governor, etc. If you consider the national or world scene; there are some very powerful people. Seventy years ago, Hitler was considered a world-power-house. Julius Caesar would be one, as well. There are some powerful people, like you and me, who can influence others to do this or that. We might be minor-league powerhouses, but we often carry a big stick. Our Church Pastors carry that type of Power. We all process the power-of-one, but typically don’t exercise it, or worse, don’t know how. Your use of the Power-of-One could save the soul of a lost one. It could be the Father who has the absolute power in the household, or the school principal. Those that have the Power-of-One must be careful not to abuse their power, even more so, on the National level. Throughout the Bible, God challenges the abusers of power and raises people to speak up for the vulnerable – and He still seeks those who have the Power-of-One, even today. Ephesians 6:10-16 – Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. …Blessings…cjlb..8/23/13
PHOTO CREDIT: The setting sun, taken from my back yard…cjlb
SUBJECT CREDIT: Thanks to Pastor Dick Lincoln, PhD., of Shandon Baptist Church, Columbia, SC, for inspiring todays message.