Monday, May 09, 2011

The Power

Remember that old TV show, "Have Gun--Will Travel"? 

Paladin was a good guy with a black hat. His services were for hire. This was one of the most popular shows of the late 1950's. Okay, so you were not even born way back then. Google the show title and watch an episode or two. His Colt .45 gave him the power and those who hired him, the authority to fulfill his missions.

Luke 10:1,17
The Lord now chose seventy-two other disciples and sent them ahead in pairs to all the towns and places he planned to visit... When the seventy-two disciples returned, they joyfully reported to him, "Lord, even the demons obey us when we use your name!" (NLT)

Jesus gave the disciples authority and power to go out two by two. Had they not gone would they have had the power?

If you want to have the power you have to do the work. It comes as a result of the doing. You do not get it first and then walk out. Power comes in the walk. As we walk God directs us onto the right path. But without motion there can be no direction. You just stand still looking around.

Just as in the law of physics that says every action has an equal and opposite reaction, every time we step out to complete the Father's work here on earth another piece is added to our spiritual man. We don't feel it, but we can tell when the next assignment comes along. We are able to recognize it quicker and complete it with an added level of confidence.

As baptized believers we have been given the Holy Spirit along with the authority and power to do whatever He tells us to do when we do so in the name of Jesus.

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Making a Quick Video

I just discovered a great Web site to create quick animations of pictures. Take a dozen or less pictures and upload them to to produce a 30 second video of your images with neat backgrounds and audio.

The site is easy to use and does just what it says it does. For a few dollars a month you can create unlimited flicks without their logo appearing at the end. It will link to your Facebook and Flickr pages (and other sites) so you can both grab your images and publish your results. You can also download the video to your desktop or publish it to your YouTube account.

Check out a clip I just made of some of my “old” pictures...