Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God. John 1: 12, NIV
You can possess within yourself all the power you will ever need in life.
The method for securing power is very simple and depends entirely upon you. This text gives the formula: It is to “receive” Christ. When this is sincerely done, you will in turn receive power.
And how do you receive Him? Simply decide that you want Him, tell Him so and mean it. Then, starting today, begin to live on a basis you know He would approve.
The essence of the formula is surrender to God’s will and Christ’s way. It is the acceptance of a new manner of thought and life. Continue to re-surrender yourself every day, and in proportion as you do so, you will feel spiritual power surging in.
~ ~ Norman Vincent Peale
To believe in Jesus as the son of God, that he’s the Christ, the only way to heaven is not enough, even demons believe that. No, we must take our belief and let it penetrate deep into our souls until it has become part of our beings; it becomes who we are. When our life becomes Christ surrendered who He is will begin to take hold in us and we will become more like him. This only happens as we daily take up our crosses – DAILY– it is a daily fight while in this world to overcome the present evil.
Reflect: How do you surrender daily & carry the crosses in your life?