1 Thessalonians 1:5
5 For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake.
The power of the Holy Spirit changes people when they believe the Good News. When we tell others about Christ, we must depend on the Holy Spirit to open their eyes and convince them that they need salvation. God’s power — out our cleverness or persuasion — changes people. Without the work of the Holy Spirit, our words are meaningless. The Holy Spirit not only convicts people of their sin but also assures them of the truth of the Gospel.
The Gospel came “in power”; it had a powerful effect on the Thessalonians. Whenever the Bible is heard and obeyed, lives are changed! Christianity is more than a collection of interesting facts; it is the power of God to everyone who believes. What has God’s power done in your life since you first believed?
For me? God has made me do a complete 180 with my life. I have quite smoking, quite Alcohol, as well as repented of a lot of sins and I am still continuing to do, as we know God works over time and things don’t always happen over night. I started being a better role model for my kids! My overall attitude, mind set and how I see things has changed for the better. I have finally left the past in the past and got over things that happened to me and people that have wrong me. This took time. A lot of time, but in the process I learned so much about myself that I didn’t realize before even though it was right there in front of me. I am happier, more at peace and more content with my life and the way things are. Even when things get tough and believe me, they do!
Overall I love my life and everyone in it. Is it perfect? Gosh no, am I perfect? far from. I am a sinner battling with my old fleshly ways, always. That’s OK because I have God, I trust God with my life and everything and everyone in it. I know he is guiding me and working in me. He loves me and forgives me for my sin. He is the one who NEVER left my side EVER, even when I strayed like the sheep. He also gave his only son to forgive me of my sins. Think about that for a moment…….For that I will always ever be grateful and be of service to him in anyway I can be. It is because of that, that I am saved and not going to spend eternity in Hell. You can have this in your life as well. Click here to find out how!