Empowered, by God!
Empowerment is something we hear a lot about nowadays. Everyone wants it. Everyone wants to pass it on to the next person. But what is it and when you get it what do you do with it? To be empowered means you’ve been given power or authority or have been enabled to do something. At Christian Miss we celebrate the fact that we have been empowered by God through His Holy Spirit to do whatever it is He wants us to do or requires of us. Acts 1:8 (NLT) says, “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere...” It’s a promise from Jesus Christ Himself, and one we rely on to be positive, fruit-bearing (according to Galatians 5:22-23), bright lights as we go on our way fulfilling the purpose(s) He has given us. This type of empowerment equips you to do things you thought were difficult- things like starting an impactful service project in your community at your age, or leading hundreds of your peers in becoming effective role models, or even facing those you may have fearfully avoided in the past. Being empowered by God means you have the Great One with you wherever you go! That, to us, is reason enough to get out there and boldly SHINE. (We can’t say it enough 🤩)