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January 2, 2016 | Daily Devotionals | January 2, 2016

Ignition


But sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence. I Peter 3:15

Give the signal. Turn the key. Press the button.  Release the power.

Men love the idea of ignition. Give them switches, keys, or buttons to press, flick on, or turn, that lead to noises, lights, power, or secret trap-doors.  We love initiating sequences of things that blow up or blast off.  At the moment of ignition, there’s and excitement and a rush because we know a demonstration of power is going to follow. It is by design.

But imagine this: God wants you to be the ignition switch of His power by deciding to move the conversation over to Christ.  According to Jesus, God’s man can choose to experience the power of God by deciding to share his faith.  Jesus put it this way to His guys: “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8). Whoa! Now that’s a blast zone, it came at Pentecost; they all went nuclear, boldly sharing the gospel without fear.  The point to ponder is this: the power is given and the power is experienced by God’s man when he opens his mouth for the King.

The point to ponder here is this: for God’s man, intellectual knowledge is not the issue. “I don’t know enough” is no longer in play. The Holy Spirit’s job is to activate the words, multiply His power, and direct that energy toward the person we are talking to. Take some time to familiarize yourself with good questions, that’s always a good way to get the key in the ignition.


Father, you are the most important thing in my life. Thank you for helping me share it with those in my sphere of influence
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