More than Surviving but Thriving

Through Him we … have access by one Spirit to the Father. – Ephesians 2:18

As explained in the post “God Speed”, Jesus had the ability to know things before they even happened. As believers, we have the advantage if this same power through the Holy Spirit and things will fall into place faster than imagined along this journey.

Receive inspiration from the song Thrive by Casting Crowns and believe you are made for more than what the world has to offer. You are made for more than just surviving but you are made for thriving.

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God Speed

As we continue along the journey, today we read Mark 14:10-16 as Jesus demonstrates the ability to know things before they even happened. As believers, we have the advantage of this same power through the Holy Spirit and can broaden our own potential to make the impossible possible. By accepting Jesus, we receive spiritual resources that are worth much more than money or status.

The first occurrence of Jesus knowing about things before they happened was when Judas Iscariot was in the process of betraying Him. Judas Iscariot arranged for the betrayal with the chief priests for thirty pieces of silver. He would identify Jesus to the soldiers at the Garden of Gethsemane.  Even though Jesus knew that Judas would betray Him, he let it happen because He also knew that this would ultimately lead to fulfilling His purpose.

The second occurrence was on the first day of the feast of unleavened bread as Jesus gives instructions as they prepare to eat the Passover. Peter and John were told to go into the city and they would meet a man carrying a jar of water. Then they were to follow the man as he entered a house and then ask the owner of the house where they may eat the Passover. The owner of the house would show them a large room upstairs where they could make preparations.

The take away for us from today’s passage is that everything is possible with God. Sometimes work stacks up and it’s hard to know what to do first. We can pray about it, plan out details, and gain momentum as each detail of the plan is completed. If we are worried so much about what we need to do and not aware of what God can do, our true potential will not be realized. Worry takes away our freedom but confidence in His way gives us the ability to journey through life with God speed.

This day will be amazing because with the power of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, there will be no limits to how fast we can get to where we need to go. Let us start by doing what is necessary; then we will do what’s amazing and suddenly, the impossible becomes possible.

In Germany, there is the autobahn highway system which allows a driver to go as fast as they want. When we are in God’s will, it is similar to being on the autobahn with no limits to where we can go and how fast we can get there. The photo below was taken while on the autobahn in 1986 as I traveled through Europe with a high school buddy. We had just graduated from college and took the opportunity to travel through Europe for a few weeks. 

This day we seek out the treasure that provides more than ever imagined. It’s not gold or silver but a power that has no speed limit as we journey to where we need to go. By accepting Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, we have God speed with access to the Holy Spirit and this  broadens our potential to thrive as we step ahead on this path to an amazing future. Amen 

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Best Part of Your Day

Give God the best part of your day by reading His word and spending time in prayer. Our top priority is to accept Christ, walk in His way, and worship in song with songs like Seek You.

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