Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Spotlight On A Vessel of God: LoftTalk @ Contributor {DARYN - Aug 2015}

 "A vessel and a blessing."  A wonder to watch as God uses this growing, insightful writer in a way, such as this.  As you read his story, you will be moved and blessed by a message that will inspire and encourage you to begin thinking about God's purpose and plan for your life.  "Thanks Daryn" for sharing once again with LoftTalk @!  As your wife, I am blessed to watch God use you so unselfishly and how He continually makes room for your "awesome" gift! 
"I love and appreciate you." 
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Biblical Perspective

By Daryn C. Ramsey

Much has been said in the media about "power" that can be attributed to positive thinking from a practical or scientific perspective. Conversely, let us examine "power"  more thoroughly, from a spiritual and biblical point of view. 

Yes, there is truth to power in positive thinking, however, as Christians we know that positive thinking comes from having faith.  Ephesians 3:20 says, God is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us. The Holy Spirit that dwells in all believers gives us the power to do things that the world could never comprehend. The world believes and thinks with physical eyes and ears yet, as believers we think and believe with spiritual eyes and ears. I like to call it a spiritual antennae.   

The Holy Spirit gives us power to discern, so that we can navigate effectively. Discernment gives us power to steer clear of danger and stay focused on the path ahead which leads to God's purpose and destiny for our lives. We know that we can accomplish and do all things through Christ who not only strengthens us, but lives in us by way of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is our Helper.  Acts 1:8 proclaims, you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you. We are sanctified through the truth, which is the word of God, believe by faith that Christ lives within us, and empowered by our spiritual leaders and fellow believers.   

After all, we are Gods handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do (Ephesians 2:10-11). We have the power in knowing that God loves us so much, that he makes provisions for us to reach our destiny, according to the purposes that he has planned in which we were created. 

Daryn C. Ramsey is a graduate of the University of Maryland University College and has an interest in writing on various topics that include inspirational, sports, recipes, and current events. He can be found on twitter @DRamSportCorner