Sunday, June 04, 2017

The Dismantling of Personal Power

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My current morning discipline is:

1. Read some of the Psalms.

2. Read some of Proverbs.

3. Read the daily entry from A Year with Thomas Merton.

Today's entry has Merton quoting Eberhard Arnold, on "power." This is a great thing for me to read this morning, as I am preaching today at Redeemer on Pentecost, Acts chapters 1 and 2, and the power given to us by the Holy Spirit.

Arnold wrote:

“Let us pledge to him that all our own power will remain dismantled and will keep on being dismantled among us. Let us pledge that the only thing that will count among us will be the power and authority of God in Jesus Christ through the Holy Spirit; that it will never again be us that count but that God above will rule and govern in Christ and the Holy Spirit.” (In A Year with Thomas Merton, Kindle Locations 3172-3174)