. . . I [have] raised thee up, that I might shew my power in thee . . . —Romans 9:17
Walter Knight tells the story about a little boy who had recently received Christ. “Daddy, how can I believe in the Holy Spirit when I have never seen Him?” asked Jim. “I’ll show you how,” said his father, who was an electrician. Later Jim went with his father to the power plant where he was shown the generators. “This is where the power comes from to heat our stove and to give us light. We cannot see the power, but it is in that machine and in the power lines,” said the father. “I believe in electricity,” said Jim. “Of course you do,” said his father, “but you don’t believe in it because you see it. You believe in it because you see what it can do. Likewise, you can believe in the Holy Spirit because you can see what He does in people’s lives when they are surrendered to Christ and possess His power.”
Words from Searchlight:
Heavenly Father we pray to you today to have eyes that consistently see and discern your works. Let us see the unseen and find hope in places where others cannot. Lord, fill us with your power and love so we may continue your work today, unhindered, and rise above the daily challenges we encounter. Help us to stay focused on you and be blind to all that distracts us from your will. In Jesus' name. Amen.