“For the Kingdom of God is not just a lot of talk; it is living by God’s power.” – 1 Corinthians 4:20 (NLT)
To thrive in life we need to plug-in to God’s power for life. Just like your computer, tablet, and smartphone won’t work if they’re not plugged in to an electrical socket to recharge, you need to plug into God in order to recharge every day.
In Joshua 3 we read about the Israelites getting ready to cross the Jordan River and enter the Promised Land. There are three things they did to plug into God’s power. If you and I want to plug into God’s power we need to do the same three things they did.
Here they are:
1. Deal with any sin in your life. Joshua gives instructions to the people by saying, “Purify yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do great wonders among you” (Joshua 3:5 NLT). Sin blocks our connection with God. We can’t connect with His power FOR our life until we deal with the sin IN our life.
2. Pray and listen to God. Joshua continues in vs 9: “Come and listen to what the Lord your God says” (NLT). We need to come to God in prayer and listen to what He says in the Bible. Prayer is how we talk to God. Scripture is one of the ways God talks to us. Spend time reading God’s Word and praying so you can deepen your relationship with him.
3. Obey God in faith. In vs 13 God tells Joshua, “As soon as their feet touch the water, the flow of water will be cut off upstream, and the river will stand up like a wall” (NLT). Notice that God promises to part the river AFTER they walk into the river, NOT before. We need to obey God in faith BEFORE He will give us His power.
God wants to give you His power to live on. Use these three keys to connect with God and plug into His power for your life.
Where do you need God’s power in your life right now? What steps can you take to plug into His power? You can leave a comment by clicking here.