Jul. 19, 2016

The Power of One

Many believers have a tendency to minimize their God-given power, authority and influence. Throughout history we all have been and are daily affected by “The Power of One”. There are countless numbers of individuals who either through planning or circumstance had a monumental impact on humanity.

What will you do with your “Power of One”? Have you significantly helped anyone? Advanced anyone? Opened opportunities for anyone? Changed the world, your neighborhood or your family?

This power, that we all possess, can be used positively or negatively.

Adam – through disobedience brought sin upon all humanity

Abraham – through his obedience all the families of the earth are blessed

Apostle Paul – missionary who founded several churches in Europe and Asia Minor, wrote much of the New Testament

Adolf Hitler – German leader who gave orders that millions of people be murdered because of their ethnicity

Helen Keller – b.1880 - d. 1968 – the first deaf and blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree, author, political activist and lecturer

Madalyn Murray O’Hair – founder of American Atheists who successfully campaigned to remove prayer and Bible reading from public schools

Candice Lightner – founded MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) in 1980 after her 13-year old daughter was killed by a drunk driver

Janessa Wine – in 2012, when she was an 11-year old 7th grader, collected 14,000 holiday cards to send to military troops through the Red Cross

Jackie Derkson – organizes people to crochet plastic mats for the homeless. One mat requires 600 grocery bags. She has donated 25 mats as of 2013, requiring 15,000 bags.

JESUS – the Savior of the world – totally demonstrated “The Power of One”

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Joshua 23:10 - One man of you shall chase a thousand: for the LORD your God, He it is that fights for you, as He has promised you.

Whatever the Lord has purposed for your life, He has anointed and graced you to accomplish.

Whatever God said, He will do.

Don't be afraid to exercise your "Power of One". There is a God-designed purpose for your life. Whatever it is, He has equipped you for it. There is no need to be afraid. Trust Him. He will continue to supply you with what you need to fulfill His will for your life.

More next time!