Supernatural Power

But as for me, I am filled with power, with the Spirit of the Lord, and with justice and might. – Micah 3:8


Texas Governor Greg Abbott has been paralyzed below the waist since 1984 when an oak tree fell on him while he was jogging. Abbott was elected governor in 2014. Before that, Abbott served as state attorney general and associate justice of the Texas Supreme Court. In fact, he has achieved more in his life after the accident left him in a wheelchair.

Gov. Abbott says, “God didn’t cause the accident that left me paralyzed, but He did help me persevere over that enormous challenge. I’m a testament that the glory of God is revealed by a young man’s back being broken in half and still rising up to be governor of Texas. With God all is possible.”

And just because he can no longer physically run, Abbott relies on the power of the Holy Spirit to keep his focus on the Lord’s path for his life.

“The purpose of life is to build a relationship with God. Just like in any relationship, both good and bad things happen in our lives. The thing about a relationship with God is that bad events bring us closer to God. God’s limitless love helps us rise above life’s challenges,” he said.

The prophet Micah attributed the power of his ministry to the Spirit of the Lord. Remember that your power comes from the same source. Your relationship with Christ does not grant you superhuman abilities. But He does give you supernatural abilities! Ask Him to use those for His glory every day!

And pray also that more leaders like Gov. Abbott exemplify a relationship with Jesus.

Today’s Verse: Micah 3:8

But as for me, I am filled with power,
    with the Spirit of the Lord,
    and with justice and might,
to declare to Jacob his transgression
    and to Israel his sin.

All Scripture quotations and audio are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Recommended for further reading: Philippians 4:10-19; Hebrews 12:1-3

10 I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at length you have revived your concern for me. You were indeed concerned for me, but you had no opportunity. 11 Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. 12 I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. 13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

14 Yet it was kind of you to share my trouble. 15 And you Philippians yourselves know that in the beginning of the gospel, when I left Macedonia, no church entered into partnership with me in giving and receiving, except you only. 16 Even in Thessalonica you sent me help for my needs once and again. 17 Not that I seek the gift, but I seek the fruit that increases to your credit. 18 I have received full payment, and more. I am well supplied, having received from Epaphroditus the gifts you sent, a fragrant offering, a sacrifice acceptable and pleasing to God. 19 And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted.

All Scripture quotations and audio are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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