This Thought Pattern Is Stopping Holy Spirit’s Power From Working in You by KIMBERLY TAYLOR Charisma Mag
What dreams has the Lord placed in your heart to impact His kingdom?
You’ll need power that works to accomplish them, even in your Christian weight lossgoals!
Consider this powerful Scripture:
“Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly beyond all that we ask or imagine, according to the power that works in us” (Eph. 3:20).
Pause and think about that; God is able to do above all that we can ask or imagine!
Now you might wonder: Can anything limit God’s ability to work within us?
The book of Psalms records how the children of Israel put limits on God, who is limitless:
How often they provoked Him in the wilderness, And grieved Him in the desert!
Yes, again and again they tempted God, And limited the Holy One of Israel.
They did not remember His power: The day when He redeemed them from the enemy (Ps. 78:40-42).
So although God’s power is limitless, God’s people limited His work in their lives because of their own limiting beliefs and actions.
Here is a natural example. Consider the power of lightning. That is raw electricity in action.
However, man can limit electricity in its application. We see this every day in how electricity powers our homes and businesses.
Electrical wiring and circuits control how electricity is delivered.
Consider the following about how electrical wiring works. As you read this excerpt from Wikipedia, imagine the application to your own spiritual life’s power:
“Materials for wiring interior electrical systems in buildings vary depending on:
- Intended use and amount of power demand on the circuit
- Type of occupancy and size of the building
- National and local regulations
- Environment in which the wiring must operate”
Now, let’s move from this natural example to the spiritual realm. What are the spiritual power demands of your life at present?