Dr. Dan Hayden •

My grandson could have had my help. He was trying to saw a board for something he was making. So I offered to do it for him, but he wanted to do it by himself. So he declined my offer. Well, eventually he discovered that he couldn’t do it by himself, so he reluctantly gave in and said, “O.K. Grandpa, you can do it now.”

Spiritual power is something we do not have on our own. It is something only God can provide. Yet, we are often like my grandson – we don’t realize our limitations, and we’re naïve enough to think we don’t need God’s help.

In 2 Timothy 3:5 Paul describes the “last day’s” culture as spiritually impotent because people are all caught up in themselves, and have no idea what it really means to love God. He says of them: “Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof.”

The word “denying” is a word that means “to disregard or refuse.” It is not taking advantage of what is available.


Now spiritual power is available for all of us, to impact out generation for Christ. But most Christians are too busy enjoying the good life, and know very little of God’s power to change lives. They have a form of godliness, but disregard the power that can come from genuine godliness. They are spiritually impotent, and what’s more – they don’t know it, or don’t care.

So, what do you think? Do you care about having spiritual power with God – to have an impact for God in your community? Well, you have to have more than a form of godliness, which means, you have to do more than just go to church. Real godliness is loving God with all of your heart, so that you put Him ahead of yourself, your possessions, and your pleasures.

So, don’t deny the power of God in your life. Know the power of God that comes from being truly godly.

Say – Godliness is the only way to fulfillment in Christ. Don’t deny it.