Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living ©
For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
(1 Corinthians 1:18 (NIV))
I realize that I am stuck on a topic, but the power of God is something that we can never get too much of.
It is the power of God that created all things.
It is the power of God that gave you life.
It is the power of God that raised Jesus from the grave!
It is the power of God that brings salvation.
Is there any other power that has done any of this?
Is there any other power that can redeem us?
It is true that the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but if you think about it from God’s perspective, it is the ideal way to show power. Through the cross, the enemy thought that he was putting an end to God’s plans. Through the cross, the enemy violently put to death the one that God sent to bring redemption. It was foolish for anyone alive at this time to honestly believe that someone who had faced such a violent death would be alive and walking among us just three days later.
I find it amazing how God will use what we call foolishness to turn our world upside down.
I once heard a story about how a big revival got started. Members of a church started praying, and kept praying for months, for God to send a revival to their city. After months of praying, they were frustrated. It is my understanding that someone asked if anyone had heard God during all of this prayer time. One person finally admitted that they had heard a voice telling them to strike the table each time that they had been praying. They finally struck the table and God unleashed a revival on the city that lasted for years.
it sounds like foolishness, doesn’t it?
Is it foolishness or is it a step of faith in obedience?
God unleashes His power when we step out in faith and obedience!