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Infinitely More by Lisa Burkhardt Worley

My study is a mess.

It’s the staging area for all of the stuff we have to take to the National Religious Broadcasters Convention (NRB) next week—books, pens, flyers, our Level Up Conference marketing cards, more books and some décor for our POP Talk television/radio exhibit booth at the NRB expo.

Our NRB schedule is packed. I have a tendency to squeeze in as much as possible because I am people person who wants to learn from, and interact with many, whether it’s through our POP Talk interviews or meetings.

Some things don’t change. As a sportscaster, I also loved covering the big events like the Super Bowl or the Olympics. I probably did my best work at those premiere sporting events, and I consider NRB the crème de la crème of broadcasting conventions because scores of Christian broadcasters and authors who make a difference for the Lord will come together in one place. It’s exciting.

But it can also be stressful, as there’s still more to prepare. However, I was reminded this morning that I cannot proceed in my own strength. My prayer is the Apostle Paul’s prayer in Ephesians 3:14: “When I think of all this, I fall to my knees and pray to the Father, the Creator of everything in heaven and on earth. I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit.”

I may not have unlimited resources, energy, or strength, but God does, and now is the time to tap into that reservoir.

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Paul closes out Ephesians 3 by giving glory to God for this mighty power at work within us because we are able to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. The definition of infinite is: “limitless or endless in space, extent, or size; impossible to measure or calculate. ‘the infinite mercy of God.'”

I am wondering. Do you need a vat of God’s limitless power right now?

It’s available. Just ask Him for it. He’ll give you infinitely more than you imagined.

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Power Over Fear by Dr. Lynnette Simm

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7).

Margaret Feinberg wrote in her book, More Power to You, that “power awaits in believing, speaking, sharing, and declaring the transformative truth of God’s Word…[because] when you acknowledge your fears in light of God’s truth, you gain the confidence to move forward in spite of your fears, thus undoing fear’s enslaving power.”

The Lord commands, warns, and soothes us all 365 times in scripture to not be afraid, fear not, fear no evil. As we continue to struggle through our daily lives, I am excited with hope and filled with peace because I know who is in control. I know my path has been perfectly laid out before me. I will not worry about the mistakes I will make because I know my Heavenly Father will teach me with each step and misstep. 

Each of us have the power to take control of our lives with gratitude, positivity, and grace that we extend to ourselves and to others. Our lives can be riddled with fear, or we can take the power that we have been given with our words and the Word of God and transform stress into opportunity and worry into gratitude. I choose to use my power for good. How about you? 

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Need a spiritual lift? We’d love for you to join us for our next POP Chat, Wednesday, January 27th from 6:30-7:30 p.m. CST. Our guest speaker is former Principal, Current Life Coach and Ministry Leader, Starlet Bell, and her topic is “Praying and Fasting for a Turnabout Year.” Our guest Worship Leader is Author, Singer-Songwriter and “Bible Chicks” Podcast Host, Carole Brewer. It’s one hour of Worship, Teaching, Discussion and Prayer. The entire Pearls of Promise Team will be there as well! Here’s the link to sign up:

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