A. Brother

        “We proclaim Him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ.  To this end I labor, struggling with all His energy, which so powerfully works in me.”
                                                                             --Col. 1:28,29
          Creative energy is a keyword in our society.  The world trumpets creativity and energy as one of the ways of dealing with life, and tries to lure people into believing they can do anything if they just try.
          This lie of Satan results in despair.  We are not created to be creatively energetic without our direct link to God’s creativity and energy.
          It was Christ’s creative energy that empowered Paul to labor as He did for the Church.  It was Christ’s creative energy and ingenuity that poured into him to expand the reach of the Good News.
          What does this energy give us?
          More and more love, more grace, more hope, more peace, more joy, and more tough perseverance through trials, hardships and difficulties.  We must, as Peter says, “possess these qualities in increasing measure” because “they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.” 
                                                                            --2 Peter 1:8
        As these godly qualities increase in us, so Christ’s power and energy and creativity flow into us and He does His work, and His will is accomplished, through us toward others.
          Brethren, Jesus Christ in us is the source of our power.  His creative energy is the ocean from which flow all the blessings in store for us, and not the tiny cup of creative energy we possess.
          Remember this Truth.

          “His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness.”  --2 Peter 1:3

        Everything we need—all the creative energy, power, strength, and ability to meet the tasks God gives us—is available in Jesus.  Without Him we can do nothing.  --John 15:5   


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