Fresh Start : Day 14

By January 14, 2016Devotional

Ben Pirtle

Day14 (PDF version – click here)

Charged Up for Use : A Powerful Product or a Paper Weight

Isn’t technology amazing? Every day, many of us Americans wake up to the sound of our alarm clock. We check the news, check the weather, check in with our friends and family members, check our finances, check traffic reports, check our emails and social sites. We order coffee and begin communicating with the world. We do life and all of these daily events on our cell phone! Its like Star Trek, Star Wars, Back to the Future and every sci-fi gadget is now a reality. The power that we hold to adjust and move our lives is all inside of a 2.5” by 4” rectangle in our pocket. Amazing!

The power available to you and me is astounding, and it all would be impossible without one key element, the charger! Without a charger, your cell phone is nothing more than a paperweight. Without a charger all of the promise and potential of the device becomes null and void. The designed purpose of the cell phone can not be accomplished. Without power, your cell phone is simply a glass and plastic rectangle with no use other than taking up space and weighing things down.

You, much like a cell phone, were designed with incredible precision. You were designed on purpose, with a purpose. You were created for an amazing cause.

Consider what the Bible says about you:

Ephesians 2:10 says, “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.”

Matthew 5:13 says, “Ye are the Salt of the earth.” You are designed to flavor, sustain, and preserve the earth!

Matthew 28:19 says you are to, “Go ye therefore and teach all nations.”

Acts 1:8 declares that, “You shall be witnesses unto me”

Genesis 1:26 states that you have been given Dominion to rule. You are loaded with purpose and designed to be effective and productive. You are placed here on earth at a specific time with a specific mission.

Acts 17:26 declares that God “hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;”

God designed all of us and He set the boundaries of when and where we live. He is very specific concerning our placement.

Ask yourself, are you fulfilling your designed purpose, or are you just taking up space?

Just like the cell phone, the key to fulfilling your purpose is to be connected to the power source! To be effective, you must be charged up!

Today if you want to fulfill your purpose, connect to the Holy Spirit. Get your power from Him. It’s the only way to function in your design!

“But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.” (1 Corinthians 2:9-13)

You’re created to live a life that is far more amazing than you could ever imagine. Your connection to the Holy Spirit of God (the power source) is the only way that you will ever experience your destiny!

Take a few minutes to ask the Holy Spirit to fill you with power and to move you into your designed purpose!

No more paper weights!