Super Mario, Flower Power and The Holy Spirit

You armed me with strength for battle….(Psalm 18:39).

When I was a kid I played a lot of Super Mario. As Mario, one of my goals was to tap into something called, “flower power.” Whenever you got flower power you’d light up and be able to run with reckless abandon, overcoming your enemies with ease and finality.
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Can I be really honest? I don’t always run with “flower power” as a Christian. Although its power is available for me, to overcome my adversaries, I don’t always tap into its power. Sometimes I get distracted by what’s not going right, who seems to be getting in the way and things that happened in my past that was painful. Instead of living in the power of God, sometimes, I find myself in discouraging places of unbelief or anger against God over why such and such thing happened in my life.
 
However, what I have found for my life is that God’s power is always available for me to overcome the dark places the enemy tries to press me into. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, I can overcome. I can stand in triumphant victory as God places my enemies under me. God doesn’t just ask our enemies to leave, but instead, we stand on top of them, crushing them under our feet as God raises us up to victory in His name.
 
You see, this is the kind of life I lead as a Christian. Not as a defeated foe, but as a winning warrior. Trusting in the power of the risen Savior who lives inside of me.
 
Lord, today, I choose to live in your power. Today, you will fight my battles. Today, I will walk in your victory. Today, I ask for your power to run through me so that I can live like a mighty warrior for your namesake. Jesus, I trust you, Amen.

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