“Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,” says the Lord of hosts. Zechariah 4:6
Samuel Chadwick was a British Methodist, born in 1860, who began working twelve-hour shifts in the cotton mill at age eight. He was converted at ten and started preaching when he was sixteen. He developed fifteen sermons and preached with all his might. When no one was converted, he discerned something was wrong. A biographer said, “He realized that God must be in control of everything. Then came surrender, which brought him to realize Christ’s full salvation, a fresh vision of the Almighty, and a heartfelt yearning to see people saved.”
The very next day Chadwick led seven people to Christ, and it was the beginning of a fruitful ministry that lasted for decades and led thousands to Christ.
As we worship God and give Him glory, He does mighty works on our behalf. It’s not our skill, but His strength; not our will, but His willingness; not our ability, but His capability.
Let your work for the Lord flow from your worship of Him—and there will be power.
The energy of the flesh can run bazaars, organize amusements, and raise millions; but it is the presence of the Holy Spirit that makes a Temple of the Living God. Samuel Chadwick