CAREER. We are to honor our God in all that we do.
"In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works
and give glory to your Father who is in heaven." Matthew 5:16
COMMUNITY. We must strive daily to submit ourselves to Him as good and faithful servants.
“But it is not this way with you, but the one who is the greatest among you must become like the youngest,
and the leader like the servant. For who is greater, the one who reclines at the table or the one who serves? Is it not the one who reclines at the table? But I am among you as the one who serves. You are those who have stood by Me in My trials;" Luke 22:26-29
The one who conceals hatred has lying lips, and whoever utters slander is a fool. Proverbs 10:18
"Blessed are those who persevere within trial, for he who has stood the test will receive the crown of life that He has promised to those who love Him." James 1:12
A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. The wicked accepts a bribe in secret to pervert the ways of justice. Proverbs 17:22-23
Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and give no opportunity to the devil. Ephesians 4:26-27
SELF. Humility is one of the greatest displays of P.O.W.E.R. in Him.
At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 18:1-4
A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, but he who is slow to anger quiets contention. Proverbs 15:18
May the blessings often disguised as hardships forever be revealed to you.
As His children, we believe in the Word, and through it we recognize that we are not promised lives without adversity. In fact, Jesus said that His power is made perfect in our weakness, and that His grace would be sufficient for our perseverance. Therefore, we strongly believe that receiving power from self, others, and circumstances is an imposition against the first commandment- Thou shalt have no other gods before Me. Why? Because even in the midst of adversity, we are His, and we shall Overcome Adversity in His power alone!
Once, a bunch of extremely worldly people turned children of the Most High.
This means that we have decided to take off our old coats- rebuking the comforts of our sin nature, and put on the new- Providing Our Worldly Emotions Rest in Him. Altogether, we are a growing partnership of men and women seeking our Father, God, through our intimate relationship with Jesus Christ established by the Holy Spirit. As His children, we strive to Ascend our Commitments, Overcome Adversity, and Serve Others.
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. Romans 12:2
So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.
1 John 4:16
God > Family > Career > Community > Self
FAMILY. The biblical flow of leadership extends from Jesus Christ to the husband, directed into the wife, and poured out upon the children.
"‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? So they are no longer two but one flesh. What, therefore, God has joined together, let not man separate." Matthew 19:5-6
GOD. If a being is truly our God, we submit to their authority and honor them through obedience.
The 10 Commandments
1) Thou shalt have no other Gods before me
2) Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image
3) Thou shalt not take the name of Lord thy God in vain
4) Remember the Sabbath day and keep it holy
5) Honor thy father and thy mother
6) Thou shalt not kill
7) Thou shalt not commit adultery
8) Thou shalt not steal
9) Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor
10) Thou shalt not covet
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:19
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7
Father, send me.
Jesus told us that those who do for the least of these- impoverished, widows, orphans, sick, and imprisoned- will have done for Him. Let me be clear in that we don't serve Him, because we want His blessing. We serve Him, because we love Him, our Father. So, why not live out our lives in divine purpose, as we Serve Others, being used daily for the glory of the Kingdom?
A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls. Proverbs 25:28
A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back. Proverbs 29:11
Why do you look to your left or right for guidance, when the Holy Spirit dwells in you?
AnAscension of Commitment is an reassessment of what's important to us. For many of us, self desires and career goals secure top priority, with family, friends/community following, and maybe, just maybe, an hour for God on Sunday morning or when really needing His help. At P.O.W.E.R., we strive to ascend God to first place, Providing Our Worldly Emotions Rest...in Him! Everyday, we are getting to know our Father, understanding how Jesus is Lord and Savior, and utilizing the Holy Spirit as our Helper. We think this is the only way to allow God to, well, BE God! Lastly, we strive to honor Him through our interactions with family, career, community, and self.
Providing Our Worldly Emotions Rest
In the Father. Through the Son. By the Holy Spirit.