Thursday, September 12, 2013

The Power to Become

One Year Bible
Old Testament passage for Wednesday, September 11, 2013:  Isaiah 8:1-9:21

For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder.  
And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end, upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, to order it and establish it with judgment and justice from that time forward, even forever.  
The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.  Isaiah 9: 6-7 (NKJV)

Potential may be defined as dormant or untapped ability.  It is what CAN BE but has NOT YET become.  It is not only possibilities but also likelihoods.  An acorn has within it the potential of becoming a mighty oak. Potential always points to the future.  It never points to what has already happened, but rather at what can be up ahead.

In God's great wisdom, He always starts small.  He places within the tiny seed the genetic structure to produce the full grown plant.  He places within the infinitely small beginnings the total package to produce the masterpiece.

Mustard seeds are "the smallest of seeds" (Mk 4:30), and Bethlehem was "little among the thousands of Judah" (Micah 5:2).  But God chose these to display His handiwork.

God starts small.  He says, "Do not despise the day of small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin …" (Zech. 4:10).  When Judah cried out for a Messiah, God sent a little baby.  It would take 30 years for the potential in that small seed to come to full force.  

To become all that God wants for us, we must be able to SEE WHAT HE SEES.  If we assess from our limited view, we will fail.  We will declare, "Impossible!"

But with God, the small Child grew to rule the nations.  He became the unstoppable force that would not only influence, but ultimately conquer.  

There is within you right now all that you need to become great in the Kingdom of God.  The seed is powerful.  By God's grace, may that small mustard seed grow into the largest of garden plants with branches reaching into the heavens.

When you and I received Jesus as Lord, we received POWER (John 1:12).  It is the power to become -- the power to release the potential of the Kingdom of God.  Imagine for a moment what that will look like.  It is glorious!

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