Be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might– Ephesians 6:10
That verse sounds so simple to rehearse in the ears of someone who is going through but to the person being tested at that specific time, it takes more than a few encouraging words to get them through a tough time. Many times, they need to hear HOW YOU MADE IT THROUGH your tough time with the Lord’s Strength and in the Power of His MIGHT. The Pharisees were well versed in the Word, but the DEMONSTRATION of the Word was yet another thing. Yes, quote a scripture but go a bit beyond that and LIVE THE SCRIPTURE. Your life may be the only Bible a person ever reads and you may be the only Jesus a person ever sees. Remember, Jesus did not sit in Jerusalem where all the people gathered for them to gaze upon Him, rather He reached them where they were. He went to them. Sometimes you have to get to the people. Paul said, I become all to win some. Let the Word of God and the Counsel of God flow from your belly to reach ALL THE PEOPLE, not just those in Jerusalem (church) and use whatever resources the Lord has placed in your hand to deliver the people. Moses had a ROD and delivered millions! Think about the GREATER WORKS that we can do with the unlimited amount of resources that we have available to us. Speak a word!