What does it mean to be empowered? This new year, I grabbed three (THREE) daily devotionals to do throughout the year. They all have different foci; one is all about Jesus, one is about prayer, and the third is spiritual motivation for living a victorious life of faith. Rather than writing the devotions this year, I sit under the teaching of others.
And I learn, I need all three. I need different aspects speaking to me on any given day. I need a community of thought from those walking the path to share a fresh word, or even repeat a word heard many times before. And in doing the three, my mind changes. My heart changes. My day goes differently. No magic potion, no special combination. This particular combination rose up as what I needed at this time.
The beauty of it is this: God gives time, energy, and attention to each one of us to spend how we choose. In choosing to look to Jesus from different angles, I see Jesus from different angles all throughout the day. In choosing His way, His thoughts, I choose a different life for myself.
He gives the gift of time. He empowers me to choose. And in my choosing, I go back to Him, where victory makes sense in the light of His kingdom.