Onward & Upward (Part 2): The Source of Power

Romans 8 is one of the most encouraging and most powerful passages of Scripture for the person who recognizes their weakness and is seeking life changing power. All those who have received Jesus as their personal Savior are granted the gift of the Holy Spirit. Through this gift the moral weaknesses that were formerly insurmountable, can and will be overcome. True change of life is more than mere behavior modification; it is internal transformation and regeneration that overflows into new actions and a new lifestyle. This thorough internal change is only possible by the working and the power of the Holy Spirit.

Onward & Upward (Part 1): Human Weakness & Divine Aid

It may be that on a deep inner level you recognize the great need you have for moral correction. It may be that you have found yourself powerless to overcome some sort of addiction which is threatening your life and your happiness. Yet, you’ve probably also figured out that a knowledge of your great need for change does not necessary translate into power for change. Knowing and doing are two different things. But there is hope! God’s word is packed full of promises in which God pledges Himself to accomplish in your life what it is impossible for you to accomplish in your own strength. The good news is that although you may be weak, God has offered you the power of His omnipotence to overcome and rise above your inherited and cultivated moral imperfections.