By Charlene M. Ryerson
Ephesians 3:20 NKJV Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us,
2 Corinthians 5:17 NKJV Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
Are you ready to harness your horsepower? The power of Christ in us is able to completely transform us, the old nature has passed away and a new one is created.
Many years ago I had found my way to a women’s retreat. The Lord had miraculously provided money for the airfare, hotel and meals. One morning my roommate woke up and looked straight at me. She said, “Charlene, I just had a vision of you. It came in two parts. The first part you were a white horse on a mountain top in the middle of a raging storm, and you were bucking and rearing on your hind legs in fear. Then I saw you again, the same white horse, the same mountain, and the same raging storm, yet this time you were standing strong with the wind whipping through your mane. Right now in your life you are that first horse, but one day you will stand strong. The trials may not change, but your reaction to them will.”
Has this prophetic word come true? Yes! I don’t react wildly to situations and circumstances like I did 20 years ago. Don’t get me wrong, there is still plenty of room for improvement; but if you knew me back then and could see me now, the difference is unbelievable. The power of Christ in my life has changed me drastically. I’m not the same person I used to be. This same power can change you also. Never give up on yourself or anyone else.
Lord, may your prophetic word go out and encourage Your children as You have encouraged me. Though we may not be exempt from trials, through You we can stand strong in the storms of life as we harness the horsepower!
For questions or comments contact Charlene at firstname.lastname@example.org