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GUEST POST: LOVE AND POWER! JESUS DISPLAYED BOTH!

Those who are loved by God, let his love continually pour from you to one another, because God is love. Everyone who is fathered by God and experiences an intimate knowledge of him — 1 John 4:7

My featured Guest Blogger is: Matik Nicholls

Matik Nicholls who was born in the twin Caribbean islands of Trinidad & Tobago. He grew up climbing trees and frolicking in the waves, surrounded by the vibrant creativity of soul music and the pageantry of his island people. He is part businessman, part churchman, part author, part surfer. His passion is to inspire, equip and empower people to walk in their purpose and fulfill their potential. He is happily married to his life partner; Tricia and together they have a beautiful blended family of five children and one granddaughter. He has an amazingly supportive family and wonderfully genuine friends. He is particularly passionate about wooing people from dutiful religion toward a vibrant and life-giving heart-to-heart relationship with Christ. Everything that He writes has this mission in mind. Head on over and check out his blog. http://www.authenticjoy.org

Matik shares: Love and power are two essential ingredients to an authentic Christian walk. Christ displayed both. Either one without the other is a false gospel. Jesus has this to say about authentic Christianity:

John 13:35

By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

Mark 16:17-18

And these signs will accompany those who believe: in my name they will cast out demons; they will speak in new tongues; 18 they will pick up serpents with their hands; and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not hurt them; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will recover.”

This is Jesus Himself saying what His followers will look like! This cannot be ignored. Yet… sometimes we do just that… ignore it. It is a sad truth that finding great love AND great power together in the Body of Christ is rare. This really bothers me. It is what churns in my mind in the middle of the night. Lord help me to love You and love others well! Lord help me to walk in such intimacy with You that Your Presence affects my environment with supernatural power! Oh God, help me to follow You as You have commanded.

Thank you Matik for this beautiful and inspirational post. Love and Power, this is what we are given as Ambassadors of Christ. So walk in His Power, not in your strength or ability. Walk in His Love, not in unforgiveness or bitterness . And if you feel you have messed up, ask Him to forgive you and help you to do better tomorrow. Each day is a new day, a clean slate to try again. Amen! God bless you abundantly. Please do follow Matik http://www.authenticjoy.org

Blessings and Love.😊 🙏 ❤