“So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”
(2 Corinthians 12:9, 10 NLT)

People desire power and Hollywood has taken advantage of this in creating its film characters. In the Twilight Saga for example vampires are demonstrated to possess superhuman powers, such as speed and strength. Their physical and mental abilities far exceed those of a normal human being. A vampire is said to be thousands of times stronger than any human, able to lift objects hundreds of times their own weight. Their senses are also greatly enhanced, which enables them to see, hear, smell, feel, and taste things imperceptible to humans. But we don’t have to become a vampire to have power. God gives his children special gifts of the Holy Spirit. God empowers his people with wisdom, knowledge, healing miracles and prophecy to build each other up in love.(1 Cor 12:7-10) Believers have the mind of Christ and will inherit glorified bodies that will never die.(I Cor 2:16, 1 John 3:2) The key to this power is weakness. When we humbly surrender ourselves in complete dependence on the Lord he moves through us in power to give himself all the glory.

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