This photo was taken at our family farm. My sister and brother-in-law are showing their grandchild how to fly a kite. The resistance of the wind makes a kite fly and for a society to get to a higher level of enlightenment, it must have the courage to resist what is wrong even when the multitude has no desire to get above what corrupts.
The early Christians faced resistance within their society but God’s plan implemented by Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit gave them the strength to endure, the patience to wait, the energy to outlast any struggle, and the power to step ahead to victory.
This day with God, we set out to take in the Word of God and receive the power from the Holy Spirit. Reading in Ephesians 1:15-23, Paul prayed for the Spirit of wisdom and revelation for the Christians at Ephesus. He prayed that they would be enlightened to the unseen, the eternal, and the supernatural.
This day with God, let us take on the resistance we face with the Spirit of understanding, the desire to take action, and by accepting the power that produces results. That we incorporate these not only into our life but also into the life of our family and friends. We all face resistance that causes fear but if we choose God’s plan for us, a great power is present which is greater than our hopes and dreams can even imagine.
Let us maintain hope because within us all is immeasurable power. Be confident because the same power that raised Christ from death is available to us too so let us boldly step ahead, persevere, and be raised to a higher level of enlightenment.
Lord, we set out each day to understand Your Word and to receive the power of the Spirit through the riches of Your grace received because of Your plan implemented by Jesus. It’s the same power that rose Jesus from the grave. The same power that helps us handle the resistance of society and makes us brave. The same power that calms a ragging sea and helps us be all we can be. Thanks for that power as we go up against any resistance we face today. In Jesus name … Amen.