Plug Into An Infinite Power Source
Enjoy an excerpt below from Rev. Goudy's most recent Morning Call newspaper "Faith & Values" column, "Plug Into An Infinite Power Source:"
In the church, energy is not something that is self-generated. A praying person may become physically tired on occasion because life brings with it some draining seasons. However, a person who relies on the Spirit does not experience spiritual impoverishment because they know an inexhaustible supply of energy is available. Plugging into an infinite power source always revitalizes an individual and a faith community.
Personal effort is a necessary and good start, but any work in the church is brought to completion by the Spirit. In his first letter to the church in Corinth, Paul wrote: “Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit that is from God, so that we may understand the gifts bestowed on us by God” (1 Corinthians 2:12). Spiritual gifts are not earned or deserved, they are lovingly entrusted to people by a gracious God. Talents are things that come to people naturally while a gift of the Spirit is provided to people supernaturally. God gives the spiritual gifts, along with energy, so that the beloved community may continue to be constructed on earth as it is in heaven.