Expressions of Faith: Power source

Rev Monterey D Lee

Rev. Monterey D. Lee, Sr.

Power results from obtaining energy from natural resources. Such power comes from the production of conventional, alternative, restoring, and renewable sources of energy. The recovery and reuse of power that would otherwise be wasted are now in full function.

The Bible is a textbook on the power of God. Spiritual power begins with God and generates light. This illumination is the spontaneous effect of divine love and action—the true manifestation of the presence of the one and only God.

“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill that cannot be hidden,” Matthew 5:14.

The sources of power are known as kinetic, potential, expert, referent, legitimate, reward, coercive, and informational. Kinetic, potential, and expert energy deals with how much knowledge and motion you have in your life. Referent deals with relationships, and charisma within building others. Legitimate energy deals with the title, and position description. Reward power is demonstrative of the ability to offer benefits and incentives to the Body of Christ. Coercive energy is given through forcible consequences. Lastly, informational energy is demonstrative of giving information through influence for positive implementation.

“Stay awake at all times, praying that you may have strength (power) to escape all these things that are going to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man,” Luke 21:36.

There are two sources of power recommended to be very effective in the believer: referent, and informational. Referent power will empower the believer with a positive atmosphere and environment. People want to be around others that create positive environments that are welcoming and enjoyable. Believers who have this charisma are very effective in their Christian walk. This creates an opportunity for informational power. In informational power, the person brings in the influence that has been persuaded by the logic of kinetic power provided in the believer, not by his or her perceived expertise. This is a built relationship through charisma that creates the opportunity to influence others with Godly advice and information with positive reinforcements. These two sources are a great example of the power to use for effective Christian relationships.

“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven” (Matthew 5:16).