Lent Devotion Day 4

Source: International Christian Churches : "LENT: With ONE  Voice"
WHO DOES HE THINK HE IS?
It was probably the question the people were asking amongst themselves, after witnessing Jesus’ teachings and miracle works. They were amazed by Jesus’ life! As we read through the scriptures, Jesus, at various times, taught about power and authority. He was demonstrating how we, as God’s people, can live and operate in the power and authority he has given to us. Jesus died on the cross and defeated the works of the enemy so that we can live the life he has promised us, with his power and authority. We do this guided by the Holy Spirit, consulting with others and with proper humility before God.

Today, you don’t have to live in fear or defeat; you have God given authority in your hands to change. Exercise it in all areas of your life. Use it today and see the power of God flow through life!

Mark 1:21-28 The Message (MSG)
Confident Teaching
21-22 Then they entered Capernaum. When the Sabbath arrived, Jesus lost no time in getting to the meeting place. He spent the day there teaching. They were surprised at his teaching—so forthright, so confident—not quibbling and quoting like the religion scholars.
23-24 Suddenly, while still in the meeting place, he was interrupted by a man who was deeply disturbed and yelling out, “What business do you have here with us, Jesus? Nazarene! I know what you’re up to! You’re the Holy One of God, and you’ve come to destroy us!”
25-26 Jesus shut him up: “Quiet! Get out of him!” The afflicting spirit threw the man into spasms, protesting loudly—and got out.
27-28 Everyone there was incredulous, buzzing with curiosity. “What’s going on here? A new teaching that does what it says? He shuts up defiling, demonic spirits and sends them packing!” News of this traveled fast and was soon all over Galilee.

FOR REFLECTION
• Are you led by the circumstances of your life?
• Are you tired of trying, breaking free, going through the same things over and over again?
• Pray that God will enable you to make that change today, to allow his power to flow through your life.

PRAYER
Jesus, I thank you for the power and authority you’ve given me. I take authority over every area of my life, and I thank you that your Holy Spirit’s power is working in and through me. My life will never be the same again, in Jesus Name!

Based on today's reading, what is one thing God is saying to you?