“Man is the POWER of God in action,” Charles Fillmore writes. Of course, so is an earthquake the power of God in action, or a great storm, or the arrival of spring. Everything that is in action is an expression of the power of God.
But there is an important difference in the way in which we are the power of God in action. The difference is consciousness. We can consciously choose the ways in which the power of God will become manifest.
We’re told that when Jesus began to teach and demonstrate the power of God, the people “were astonished at his teaching, for his word was with authority. ... And they were all amazed and said to one another, ‘What is this word? For with authority and power he commands the unclean spirits, and they come out’” (Luke 4: 32, 36). The people clearly realized that the healing power Jesus was demonstrating was contained in the words he spoke and the energy behind those words.
So it is for us. Jesus teaches again and again that our words have great power, and our new commitment to exploring our spiritual possibilities requires that we exercise ever greater care in the words we use, knowing that they evoke the power of God. Do you habitually speak words of self-limitation, like “I’m so dense,” or “I’m never very good at…” or “I never do that right, that’s just how I am”? You must realize that those words carry power. You may speak negatively about yourself hoping that someone will contradict you, but the Power of God doesn’t recognize such games. If we speak negatively, of ourselves or others, and put our personal Power behind that negative statement, we bring that energy into manifestation. If, on the other hand, we are careful to choose words that are at least non-judgmental, we will find an ever more positive energy expressing in our lives.
Let us affirm today that we appreciate and embrace the Power of God expressing through us. As we call upon that power with words of love, faith and joy, we truly begin to create the kingdom of heaven in our earthly lives. Thank You, God.