Cherish the good memories of your past and relish the positive moments you were provided along your pathway. Life is full of pain. Suffering, shame, and sadness punctuate the past of everyone. But let the love and laughter you have known dominate your thoughts. More than that, create such moments today. Transform whatever sore or shocking history that was yours into a new story of affection, blessing, and delight. The power to do this is in you, O Soul. God has given you his Holy Spirit. He is the Spirit of truth and joy and peace. You can do this by turning your focus away from self toward God and those around you. There’s time enough to create a new narrative for yourself, in the path of Jesus Christ.

“You are very powerful, provided you know how powerful you are.” —Yogi BhajanImage/photo

So true, especially in the spiritual sense, with the full powers of God at our disposal. Miracles were but a part of the power that God gave his people, and a small part at that. The power of prayer, to mention one aspect, puts the Lord’s full attention upon a matter. But Satan would have us forget.

Never, in any way, diminish the power of the message of the gospel by saying an example is more compelling. An example is important, but I’ve seen people converted by ungodly men preaching the truth. The power is in the Word.