The crucifixion, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus to heaven are about more than just sin forgiveness. We now have a different kind of relationship with the divine, which is an important part of that conversation. We now have the right to become God’s children, according to John 1:12. The implication is that there is a power at work within us that is deep and peaceable. We can use this power to fight corruption, stop theft and thuggery, fight injustice, and lead our world to a brighter future. If you accept John 1:12, then you can leverage the power of God within you to transform your world.
In his days, George Washington Carver transformed the economy of his community by promoting crop diversification and developing new uses for crops like peanuts, sweet potatoes, and soybeans. This helped farmers reduce their dependence on cotton and improved soil quality. He attributed his knowledge and unique insights to his relationship with God. Ephesians 3:20 (ESV) says, “Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us”. There is something on the inside of you that empowers you for triumph.
You have all these dreams and visions of a better future. Things you would like to do for yourself. Things you would like to do in your community. You must turn to God in love and faith. What do you believe sparked the birth of science? Where do you believe the inspiration for inventions comes from? How do ordinary people find the strength and courage to challenge useless traditions? All these come from the breath of the Almighty God. The Christian faith is not a call to a bland religion or generic spirituality. Put your inner strength to use in a useful way.