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Topic: Power (05/10/04)

TITLE: The Placement of Power
By Deborah Shepard
05/13/04

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The Placement of Power

May the God of hope fill with all joy and peace, as you trust him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.(Romans 15:13 NIV). This scripture passage is a tremendous account of the power of our God. Whose is the glorious provider of all joy, and peace, with overflowing power of the Holy Spirit? There is no man made power that will ever match, the power of the Lord our God. And the dynamic power of the Holy Spirit, out poring on all mankind in these current times. When I think of the word power, this thought springs into my mind.

Perfect love and compassion of the Lord our God.

Omnipotent power of the Lord our God.

Worshipping daily in reverence, to the Lord our God.

Eternal life to come in the kingdom of heaven.

Revival in my daily living, restoration to my soul.


These are my placement of God given power, to interweave in my daily living. I shall have complete knowledge, and understanding where the true life power derives from. In the scripture passage of “David’s Prayer”, to the Lord was very moving to me. In (1st Chronicles 29:11 NIV) “Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power, and the glory, and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and is yours. Yours, O Lord, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all. As I’m still housing sitting in Sutton, this has been a wonderful time of my life’s passages, to observe the beauty of the Lords creation. And to have this precious time to be in close fellowship, with him and let these teachings to saturate my core being. True power will always preside on the realms upon high, where it sprinkles down upon all mankind.

In the world events taking place today, we can clearly witness when the power of mankind becomes out the Lord’s placement of his awesome power. Mankind will not be able to achieve anything without the Lord’s power placement for all mankind. Every where you turn you can see and hear, of all the world terror, and starvation, the out of control behavior of some people, mass natural disasters taking place world wide. The falling away of our churches, the fragmenting of family, the division of close friendships. This can make mankind to push towards more intense personal power struggles. Our society is on the verge of information overload, draining all life power resources, known to all mankind. I know of only one main power source, to tap into during these energy draining times. This is the ultimate spiritual power, of the Lord our God daily. So I can ignite my spiritual light, to burn brighter than ever before. This is the true eternal power source known to all mankind. I have have come through over twenty years, of severe medical circumstances. I know this due to my tapping, into the main power source to keep on moving forward daily.

The doctors say I may have ten to fifteen years of living left, but I will entrust my life to the power of the living God. For healing and granting me whatever time he will deem necessary for me to complete his calling for my life. I will maintain my focus on the Lord, our God to sustain me through the up coming days. I will engrave all the scripture passages on my in being daily. To give my life power, through the living words of the Lord. In the scripture passage of (Isaiah 40:29 NIV) Expresses how the Lord, will sustain me whenever I’m feeling weary. “He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. I really love this scripture passage of (Romans 1:20 NIV) where all true power has originated in the creation of all mankind. “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature –have clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse. If mankind will take time to study, and review this important instruction of placement of power. There is no reason or excuse to not have obtained this knowledge of true power.

As the illustration of “Paul’s Vision and His Thorn”, in the scripture passage of (2nd Corinthians 12: 7-9 NIV) He speaks of not being conceited because of his great revelations. He ask the Lord three times to take away, the thorn from his flesh, the messenger from Satan. The Lord reminded Paul, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weakness, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. In this understanding of power, I can find sheer delight in all my hardships, and persecutions, for when I feel weak, I can find strength in the power of the Lord our God. So for this passage of my lives, spiritual unfolding I bask in the healing power, of the Lord our God. I will pray daily for all of mankind, to search out the true source of their lives power. I will pray that mankind will discover the power, of the Lord our God. And take that brilliant light, and share this amazing spiritual life power, with all of who are entwined in their lives daily. Life blessings to you all, shall we go forth and share this magnificent power with one another.

Deborah A. Shepard


Member Comments
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Bella Louise05/18/04
Thankyou-there is such a sense of powerful peace in this article. I love it.
Dian Moore05/18/04
This article comes from deep within you - I can see the great deal of care you have given it. I, too, felt that you have reached a stage of peace here. Thank you for sharing.
Marie B. Corso05/19/04
Dear Deborah,
“Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power, and the glory, and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and is yours. Yours, O Lord, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all."

You picked the perfect verses for the topic of "power"! Your personal story is so poignant, and your daily faith is so encouraging. I worshipped as I read.

I see you have learned to wordwrap and those pesky capitals at the beginning of the sentences went away! You are amazing!

At the end of your piece I wanted to stand up and shout "Hallelujah!"
B Price05/22/04
God is still in control, and knows your time table.
I can see you know exactly where your strength comes from. Amen.
We are left with thorn
somethings to continue to lean on HIM..and they are so small compare to what JESUS went though.
Your statement of
“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” oh, how true that is.
thanks for sharing with us.
GOD BLESS you. (smile)