1 Corinthians 2:4 & 5 "My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit's power, so that your faith might not rest on men's wisdom, but on God's power." NIV
It's funny what a stint in the ICU will do to a perspective. Making it out of that place can be life changing. I guess it is life changing making it out in whatever state ensues. For me, it was truly an epiphany. For so long I was pretty secure in knowing that I could bring about an outcome on my own. In retrospect, I know my rational was ludicrous, but now it is so apparent that my power is nothing compared to God's power. There is no way I can manipulate any outcome in my own life, without the power of the Spirit being prevalent in my life. Now my quest is to allow the Holy Spirit to work more in me. What a challenge when curve balls keep coming my way. But then again, it is pretty easy to surrender knowing there is only one thing I can control - how I love is the one thing I need to exercise. My writer's brain, music, card making, getting healthier, etc. are all things that can be a product of the love exercise.