For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God… (Romans 1:16).
People love power. It’s what makes us feel important and significant. We love the idea of having lots of money, a name for ourselves and a long line of success. All of these pursuits put us on display for the world to see. It’s there, as we make ourselves king that we bow to the idols in our hearts. Believing that somehow, they will give us purpose and significance in life.
God gifts us all in many different ways. Some can sing, dance, speak, teach, or serve. Whatever gift God has given us is not for putting ourselves on display. Truly, it is meant for the purpose of putting God display. When we put God on display, we die to our idols and set Him up as the one true King for the world to see.
When I display Jesus to someone, it’s because I’ve gotten out of the way. It’s because I’ve emptied myself of human pride and set Him up in His rightful place. Only then can His power be put on display. Only then can the world see the supernatural lived out in ordinary people like you and me.
Lord, I want to put you on display. Today I die to any pride n me that wants to make myself King. Abba, daddy, forgive me if I stray from making you Lord of all. I want the world to see Christ in me. Let it be so, I pray, in Jesus name, Amen.