When we are in His will–God empowers us! God knows what we need, what others need, when things should happen, when hearts are ready, what people need to hear, etc.,–and He’s willing to show us His plan–but we must be listening. When our service is IN GOD’S WILL–it allows us to engage the power of HIS Spirit! We don’t need lofty phrases or a lot of money–we simply need the power of His Spirit. Paul the Apostle said: “And I, when I came to you, brothers, did not come proclaiming to you the testimony of God with lofty speech or wisdom. For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus. My speech and my message were not in plausible words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, so that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.” (1 Corinthians 2:1-5) It is the power of God which allows us to effectively demonstrate faith to the lost and hurting world; however, without His Spirit, our words and actions have little effect. I cannot tell you the number of times I’ve sat in my office with a client and God has prompted me to share His love with them and–as I open up my mouth to speak–His words have come pouring out! It is a surreal experience to be the carrier of God’s Words and to watch His Words evoke a powerful heart-response from another person! It’s always clear from their reaction, that God knew exactly what they needed to hear! He knows the state of each human heart. This “demonstration of the Spirit and of power” is exactly what Paul was speaking of–and ANYONE who is close to God will be empowered by Him! The more time we spend time with Him, the better we KNOW Him and the more we realize how much we NEED HIM to direct us!